Magnified 250x+. Salinity 32. Temp 76.1 f, incoming tide
Salinity 32. Temp 76.1 f, incoming tide
Sulphur yellow slime mould with brown spore mass underneath on old stump. Each aggregate of spores and yellow cells about 1.5 cm length.
A cluster of tiny orange spheres on fallen branch on ground. Largest 7mm diam. Turning khaki brown over several days. Internal spore mass concolorous with colour of older spheres. Spores not smooth.
Protozoan found in moss on ground.
Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Bright Field
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.