This section of palmar skin was stained with azure-eosin (HA1). At this very low magnification (nuclei are not visible) note the thickness of the dark band of the epidermis (e). This thickness is typical of the palms and soles of the feet. The dermis immediately beneath the epidermis is composed of loose connective tissue with thin collagen bundles. This is the papillary layer of the dermis (p). The deeper, reticular layer of the dermis (r) is dense irregular connective tissue. The collagen bundles are thicker (Connective Tissue HA5). Although in sections they usually appear to be arranged irregularly, on the gross anatomical scale, they have a regular arrangement known as Langer's lines. Beneath the dermis is the hypodermis (h).