Flatworm (images added) - Gyratrix hermaphroditus

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Flatworm (images added) - Gyratrix hermaphroditus

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I found this amazing Flatworm.

Picture 1 with 10x/0.45, all other with 20x/0.75

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Rogelio,

Simply beautiful !!! As always.

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Rogelio :smt041 :smt041
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These are amazing!

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...... last two show stunning details :shock: :shock:
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Rogelio,

Superbly detailed photos.

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oh hard to comment on your photos, you are a class for itself

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every single gut is visible... I would say it technically couldn't be better but I will see that I'm wrong when you post another set ;)
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What's that spear like thing in the last shot?

Fantastic work as usual Rogelio..

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Post by harisA »

very beautiful images!!!! I suspect you put the slides upside down in your inverted microscope.How easy is this?

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

lauriek wrote:What's that spear like thing in the last shot?

Fantastic work as usual Rogelio..
I am not sure; but it looks like a genital spicule.

Thank you for your comments.

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harisA wrote:very beautiful images!!!! I suspect you put the slides upside down in your inverted microscope.How easy is this?
Instead of common slide I use 24x50 coverslip as my slide and cover it with 22x40 cobverslip. It is a very easy task because the plate where I put the 24x50 coverslip is round and has a central 40mm openning, I can rotate the 24x50 coverslip to any angle (to get the best details, specially with diatoms).

Thank you for your comments.

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Thank you very much all for your comments.

Here a few more pictures, all with 20x/0.75 objective:

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Post by Bruce Taylor »

Astounding detail.

This looks like Gyratrix hermaphroditus, which is both male and female. The "spear" is his/her penis stylet. :)

Here's a brief video showing how this instrument works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sefdjfBmkko

(I'm sure Rogelio won't mind having the link on his thread, since my low-detail images make his pictures look even better! :D )

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Bruce,

Thank you very much for the ID and the link to the video (it helps to expand more about the specimen). :wink:

Rogelio

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