So bizarre, what is this?

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So bizarre, what is this?

Post by dariuskersulis »

I know I own the microscope for barely two weeks and I've seen nothing, but I had to hold my jaw when I saw it:

Can someone please tell me more about it. Thank you very much!

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Post by Jean-marc »


Interesting video. I think it is a set of diatoms that are closed in their own flexible mucilage. Diatoms are able to move by propelling a water jet.
But it is the first time I see such set moving so quickly. As it was another animal which leads the set.


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Post by NikonUser »

Enter Bacillaria in Google; looks like a "Carpenter's rule Diatom".
student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

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Post by dariuskersulis »

thank you NikonUser, fascinating stuff.

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