ID help please!

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sammi
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ID help please!

Post by sammi »

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Hi,

I was hoping someone could please help me with id-ing this. It is from a shallow water marine biofilm sample.

I'm guessing a stalked ciliate....but I'm probably way off.

René
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Post by René »

Yep, that surely looks vorticelloid. Probably Zoothamnion.

Best wishes, Rene

Antonio Garrigós Sánchez
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Post by Antonio Garrigós Sánchez »

Yes, possibly be Vorticella Zoothamnium Rene says the detail of the stems in a spiral.

sammi
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Post by sammi »

Ah brilliant! Thank-you.

Do I dare attach more 'unknown' images.... :)

These are all from marine biofilms and have me stumped. Any help would be wonderful.
Cheers,


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René
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Post by René »

hm, yes, who knows....

The second looks like fungalized stuff. The third could be an empty ciliate cyst.

Good luck, René

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