Could it be a Diatom?

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Could it be a Diatom?

Post by nematos »

Please help me, it is an extraterrestrial Diatom ?

Many thanks in advance!

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Post by Cactusdave »

Depends where you found it! :wink: Certainly there are diatoms that look a bit like this but I'm suspicious of the 'crackled' finish and the non-symmetrical cross filaments.
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

I have seen these too, in a sample with radiolarian ooze. But I also don't know what it is. Perhaps a sponge or sea cucumber spicule?

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Hi,
it maybe sponge spicula or ossicles from sea cucumbers (Holoturia)..
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Arturo,

That is spooky. Look at the time we posted. Our minds seem to be synchronised. :-)

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

That is nice of you to say, Rik. But to be honest, I am not sure if it is a compliment to Arturo when you say that his mind is like mine. :)

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Wim van Egmond wrote:Arturo,

That is spooky. Look at the time we posted. Our minds seem to be synchronised. :-)

Wim
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Wim van Egmond wrote:That is nice of you to say, Rik. But to be honest, I am not sure if it is a compliment to Arturo when you say that his mind is like mine. :)

..oh yes Wim..it's really a compliment for me!
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