Loxophilium meleagris

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ABEL
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Loxophilium meleagris

Post by ABEL »

Hello.

East is a big and flat ciliate; this one comes from my aquarium.

Phase contrast 20X camera Jenoptik flash

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DIC 40X.

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DIC 20X

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Mitch640
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Post by Mitch640 »

Very interesting animal Abel. Does he move fast? I have not seen anything like this here.

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Post by NikonUser »

Superb images/technique; especially the DIC.
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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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ABEL
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Post by ABEL »

Mitch640 wrote:Very interesting animal Abel. Does he move fast? I have not seen anything like this here.
Hello ¡

Loxophilum is not rapid, but this ciliate moves very much ¡¡ :(

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Abel,

Once again, gorgeous images!

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Post by Walter Piorkowski »

Very impressive ABEL. I like the details in the 40x DIC image. These too reside in my fish tank but do not seem to always be present.
Walt

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