Polyphemus pediculus - alien in space suit

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Polyphemus pediculus - alien in space suit

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I think that's one of the most spectacular water fleas, I also love their eyes:

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All pictures are stacks, made with Zeiss Axioscope A1, 20x, Sony NEX-5, darkfield

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Spectacular!

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great!

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Brilliant!

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Amazing!

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What a magnificent and bizarre creature! Very nicely photographed! The eye detail is particularly intriguing.

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Brilliant! Darkfield? About as alien as you can get.
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Polyphemus, the predatory water flea. Nice to see it in the forum. Very nice darkfield. Polyphemus was the cyclope in the Oddysee. But I guess that is old info.

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Post by Starshade »

Thank you guys,

And Wim, it's really nice when someone knows how those latin names originate. Sometimes I look up for translations in dictionaries...

The thing I'm very curious about is the shape of the eyes, same species and such a diversity, the eye of the first flea doesn't even resemble the last pic

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