Microscopy

Ertiocx

Carnivore
Centropyxis amoeba at 1000x magnification, 16x speed:

You can see cytoplasmic streaming as well as a bunch of contractile vacuoles pumping water.


1000x brightfield:
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You can just barely make out some of the crystals that make up the shell. They look like geometric patterns of tiny black dots.
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Ertiocx

Carnivore
Who are the ones zooming by?
No idea, unfortunately. I cleaned my nep water trays today, so I took a blob of the tray slime and stuck it under a coverslip. There're tons of little critters in it. Here's a video:

200x, Here's a still image of one of the zoomy things in case anybody knows what it is:
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It moves extremely quickly. It has cilia along its length that it uses to swim, so it doesn't move the way something like a nematode/worm would.

200x, Here's a different unidentified worm-thing:
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You can see one of these at 4:29 in the video above. This one's got an obvious pharynx/gut so it's multicellular. It has small tufts of hair along the length of its body so maybe it's a segmented worm of some kind? It has a cluster of red cells anound its anus. No idea TBH.





Some of the things I can sort of identify:

200x, 2x Chaetonotus and 1x Paramecium:
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200x, A nematode and a ciliate of some sort.

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200x, Another ciliate of some sort:
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200x, A nematode (left), a heliozoa (top middle) and a long reddish paramecium (right).
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