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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Protozoan found in moss

Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Brightfield

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

March 12, 2014

Description

Protozoan found in moss

Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Brightfield

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

March 12, 2014

Description

Protozoan found in moss

Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Brightfield

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

March 12, 2014

Description

Protozoan found in moss

Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Brightfield

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

th0th

Date

March 30, 2014

Description

My favorite protozoa, found on a moss. Phase contrast. Movie clip can be seen at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/loarie/13522125903/

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

March 7, 2014

Description

Protozoan found in moss

Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Brightfield

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

March 5, 2014

Description

Protozoan found in moss

Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Brightfield

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

th0th

Date

March 4, 2014

Description

Found in a rock moss. Length 136 µm.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

th0th

Date

March 4, 2014

Description

Found in a rock moss. Length 200 µm.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

th0th

Date

March 2, 2014

Description

Found on a rock moss. Length 190 µm.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

th0th

Date

February 28, 2014

Description

Found on moss. Length 57 µm.

Movie clip can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loarie/12862536745/

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

th0th

Date

February 24, 2014

Description

Found in a moss. Length 110 µm. Phase contrast.

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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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