Growing on the base of a Douglas Fir
Found in a rock moss. Length 136 µm.
Found in a rock moss. Length 200 µm.
Found on a rock moss. Length 190 µm.
A type of Root-Maggot Fly (Anthomyiidae)
Found on moss. Length 57 µm.
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You can see why they are called "water bears.
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Sitting out the rain.
Possibly Plectrus. Found on a rock moss. Length 1 mm.
Found in a moss. Length 110 µm. Phase contrast.
Found in a moss specimen. The larger specimen is 70 µm long. Phase contrast.
Incredible amount of engineering and work involved in this project.
Found on a moss. Length 55 µm.
Found on a moss. Length 45 µm.
Found in a moss specimen. Phase contrast.
Probably a second or third year Juvenile. Could not sex.
During the molting phase the tardigrade mother deposits her eggs in the shed skin to provide a protective shelter. This shows the cuticula with several developing eggs.
Caught while electro fishing Grape creek, tributary to Dry Creek of Russian River
It's hard to take a picture of these guys - they never stop moving. Found with many friends grazing on some moss.
Growing on the base of an oak.
Growing on shaded rock. Leaf length 1.3 mm.