Paramecium y otro ciliado
I needed greater magnification to see the hairlike projections and something to slow it down would've been helpful. This is pond water. I looked at it with an Aquatic Biologist who also pointed out ditoms, fly larvae, and spirogyra. We identified it as a ciliata.
Loud Thunder Scout Camp
Rare slime mold in Finland.
T. gallinae is generally found in the oral-nasal cavity or anterior end of the digestive and respiratory tracts. The trichomonads multiply rapidly by simple division (binary fission), but do not form a resistant cyst. They therefore die quickly when passed out of the host
Bright yellow slime mold on maple stump.
Common in Finland.
Protozoa are a diverse group of unicellular eukaryotic organisms, many of which are motile. Originally, protozoa had been defined as unicellular protists with animal-like behavior, e.g., movement. Protozoa were regarded as the partner group of protists to protophyta, which have plant-like behaviour, e.g. photosynthesis.