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Charles Krebs
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Post by Charles Krebs »

Well I have my power back and have heat but no new shots through the microscope. So I am uploading a few from this past fall that I had ready but never posted.

Watching Volvox move around in darkfield is a mesmerizing experience. Hard to do it justice in 2-dimensions, but still beautiful.


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Post by Bruce Williams »

Yes darkfield has given volvox a unique "other world" beauty, rather more reminiscent of the ocean depths than a microscope slide.

I assume that the volvox at right is a daughter colony in the process of "being born". What happens to the parent colony after all the kids have left home - does it re-seal and carry on developing more daughter colonies - or does it die?


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Post by Ken Ramos »

Great shot Charlie! Glad to read that things are starting to get back to normal. :D

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Post by bernhardinho »

Hi Bruce,

the parental cell falls apart and dies, that is what makes Volvox so special in the world of protists (and life in general): it's the first time in evolution an organism has to face the fact that it's life is not endless!


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Post by Kite »

once the mother colony splits it cannot rejoin and just dies.

I love volvox and darkfeild, I saw a lovely scene involving 3 colonies of volvox including daughter colonies inside :D they were stuck together and stuck to a bit of dirt on the microscope slide, it just looked so serene.
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Post by MacroLuv »

Very nice, Charles! :D
It looks like a fireworks show.
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Post by beetleman »

Beautiful glow and a wonderful looking photo Charles.
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