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Recent observations

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tiskolin

Date

May 28, 2016

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Square

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tiskolin

Date

May 28, 2016

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matthew46

Date

April 25, 2016 05:26 PM EDT

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Square

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emmakaiser

Date

May 23, 2016

Description

It was found in a sample of pond water under a microscope. It was moving abound in some plant like material. It was clear on the outside and darker within.

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Square

Date

May 23, 2016 10:43 AM EDT

Description

This organism was found in a sample collected from the pond behind Louisa County High School. The organism used the extended cell membrane to move to the food source. The organism looked as if it growed and shrank as the pseud or its "false foot" propelled it forwars. It moved quickly under the microscope.

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No photos or sounds

Observer

emoss

Date

May 21, 2016

Place

Weir Farm (Google, OSM)

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sarka

Date

May 20, 2016

Description

Most likely a favella

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sarka

Date

May 20, 2016

Description

Tintinnina Without the living organism inside. This is just its "container".

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Observer

manup

Date

March 20, 2016 11:30 AM PDT

Description

Prof Wallace Marshall collected some stentor from the Golden Gate Park pond and we imaged it together with a Foldscope during a school demonstration. They seemed to be growing well in a culture from the original sample.

Later in the video (on link below) - they seemed to have contracted into a ball. The spiral row of cilia and the symbiotic green algae are evident. The swimming behavior (backing up and turning) are quiet unusual. Also visible is the row of cilia on the surface.

To read the complete post and watch some really fun live movies - please see https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=14231

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Observer

manup

Date

April 2, 2016 11:42 AM PDT

Description

On my walk in the tidal zone; I noticed a fish (see microcosmos post for details on the fish). I imaged the "fin" of the live fish and found it infected with these parasites all along the fin (I released the fish after imaging). I believe they are Ambiphyra; with a beautiful ciliary band (see videos on microcosmos post for details).

It's fascinating to see a bound ciliate on a fish. For the ciliate it's a fascinating "best of both worlds". It's interesting to note that we just had a discussion on parasites (possibly vorticella) on mosquito larvae by iNat user @damontighe.

See details at: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=14627

All data collected with a Foldscope (140x) on an iPhone directly in the field.

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Observer

damontighe

Date

May 15, 2016 02:01 PM MST

Description

I'm guessing this is a protozoan, because its traditionally the junk drawer of taxanomy. On the segments of a mosquito larvae I'm finding all of these goblet shaped protrusions that when I viewed them in my Foldscope seemed to be helping to circulate the water column, but its had to tell because I can't see all of the hairs at once to see what they are doing

If you look at the largest image of the mosquito you can see the white fuzz around the edge of the segments and under the scope these are the goblet shaped stuctures

Video allows you to see many locations of the possible parasite along the length of the body:
https://youtu.be/7FKD6Fg0q4E

and another focused shot on one cluster:
https://youtu.be/uVV1fSWllVo

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Observer

karolina

Date

May 11, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

The ciliates are a group of protozoans characterized by the presence of hair-like organelles called cilia, which are identical in structure to eukaryotic flagella, but typically shorter and present in much larger numbers with a different undulating pattern than flagella. Cilia occur in all members of the group (although the peculiar Suctoria only have them for part of the life-cycle) and are variously used in swimming, crawling, attachment, feeding, and sensation.

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