Licmophora Diatom

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Licmophora Diatom

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EDIT: title changed, was "Marine Diatom - genus??"
Thanks to Dominique for ID to genus
Licmophora or Meridion or ???
From the bay of Fundy (Atlantic Ocean); reluctant to attempt to remove those pieces of stuck junk for fear of breaking up the cells.

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Post by Mitch640 »

Very nice specimen NU. But I am also wondering how you could clean it off if you wanted to? What would you use?

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Post by Gyrosigma »

Hello NU,

That's Licomophora sp

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Post by NikonUser »

Thanks Dominique.

Mitch: I usually try to clean specimens by repeatedly sucking them up and then squirting them out of a Pasteur pipette. Works OK for single objects but it probably would have disengaged the cells in this desmid. It was the only one I could find so I could not risk the 'squirting' technique.
NU.
student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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