Guess what this is?

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pwnell
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Guess what this is?

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René
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Post by René »

an apple?

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Post by pwnell »

Now that you mention it, there is an uncanny resemblance. But that is just because I processed it on an apple ;)

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Post by Frank »

A squashed sporangium? :shock:

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Post by pwnell »

Here is a 1:1 version:

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Post by Mitch640 »

Some kind of pollen? Although it's just a wild guess. I've never seen pollen that shape. :)

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Post by macrochemistry »

Sclerotia of a fungus?

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Flatworms!

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Post by pwnell »

Yep, marine flatworms. The first photo is a small flatworm taken under a 10x objective with polarized light. I did not know a flatworm would glow golden under polarized light.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Well I am a little late here. I would have guessed our sun about six billion years from now. That is interesting, being flatworms that is! 8)

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