hitchhikers

Images made through a microscope. All subject types.

Moderators: rjlittlefield, ChrisR, Chris S., Pau

Wim van Egmond
Posts: 826
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:28 am
Location: Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands
Contact:

hitchhikers

Post by Wim van Egmond »

Perhaps water fleas are the most ordinary microscopy subjects but there is always something interesting so see. Here you can see hitch hiking Brachionus rotifers. In the bottom one it is almost like she wears a dress.

Wim

Image
Image

pierre
Posts: 276
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:37 pm
Location: France, Var, Toulon

Post by pierre »

Impressive.

Thanks Wim
Regards

Pierre

RogelioMoreno
Posts: 2962
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:24 am
Location: Panama

Post by RogelioMoreno »

Wim,

Very nice!.

Rogelio

Mitch640
Posts: 2137
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:43 pm

Post by Mitch640 »

Wow, very nice. I know that's not a face, but it looks like a face with an expression on it.

They may be common, but I have not found a Daphnia yet. Nor seen a rotifer like that. :)

Wim van Egmond
Posts: 826
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:28 am
Location: Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Wim van Egmond »

Thank you, Mitch, Do you have a plankton net? Do try to buy one, or make one. With such a net you can collect fresh water plankton which will probably have Daphnia in it. And rotifers as well. And marine plankton is also a great subject!

Wim

Mitch640
Posts: 2137
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:43 pm

Post by Mitch640 »

Wim,

I do have a very fine mesh net on a 4 foot metal handle. I got it late last fall and only had the chance to use it a few times before the river froze up. I did use it on the side of dock floats, to scrape off some growth, and along the shore to get sediment in the shallows, but never thought to just sweep it through the open water. I'll do that this spring though and see what I get. :)

Wim van Egmond
Posts: 826
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:28 am
Location: Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Wim van Egmond »

Hello Mitch,

You don't have to wait for spring. There is always something to find. So if there is no ice on the water it is worthwhile to use a net. If the mesh is too wide you can even use a coffee filter. Perhaps put it in the net?

When there are not that many organisms you just have to sweep longer. :D

Wim

Mitch640
Posts: 2137
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:43 pm

Post by Mitch640 »

Wim, that's the problem here, there is ice still, on the river. The ice may still be a foot thick or more. I know people are still driving their cars on it. The fools. LOL

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic