A purple ciliat - Blepharisma musculus

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A purple ciliat - Blepharisma musculus

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Hi,

I'd like to show a video of some Blepharisma musculus.
They are purple colored (similar to Stentor igneus) ciliates
found between Sphagnum under the ice of a small lake.

You can find the video here:

http://youtu.be/JApW6Vn_0wI

… some "crops" out of the movie stills:

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(Standard 18; Planapo 25/0.65; Kpl 20x; DSLR)

Your comments are welcome.

Greetings

Jens

Edit: As Bruce posted, it seems to be Blepharisma musculus not Amphileptus.
I will edit the video title, too.
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Post by Bruce Taylor »

Extremely nice footage! It's a Blepharisma musculus. :)

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Hi Bruce,

thanks for the ID, it will be corrected.

Greetings

Jens

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Very nice video to watch in 720 HD full screen. I must complement you on your "tracking" ability as you follow the subject... very smooooth! :wink:

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Very nice video and very reliable illumination technique :wink: :lol:
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Re: A purple ciliat - Blepharisma musculus

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Nice protist very well imaged.
myriophyllum wrote:(Standard 18; Planapo 25/0.65; Kpl 20x; DSLR)
As user of Zeiss Standard microscopes that KPL 20X intrigues me a lot. Could you explain (here or at the technical forum) how do you use it with the camera and how magnification on sensor do you get?
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Nice video!

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Charles Krebs wrote:Very nice video to watch in 720 HD full screen. I must complement you on your "tracking" ability as you follow the subject... very smooooth! :wink:
Thank You, Charles,

tracking ... my gliding stage has to be serviced, it might get even better then.

Greetings

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Re: A purple ciliat - Blepharisma musculus

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Pau wrote:Nice protist very well imaged.
myriophyllum wrote:(Standard 18; Planapo 25/0.65; Kpl 20x; DSLR)
As user of Zeiss Standard microscopes that KPL 20X intrigues me a lot. Could you explain (here or at the technical forum) how do you use it with the camera and how magnification on sensor do you get?
Hi,

I used the 0,25x T2 Adapter (63 mm) with the Kpl 20x/8 (field stop removed to cover the sensor of the EOS 5DII) instead of the
S-Kpl 10x/20 photoeyepiece.
So the magnification is 25x20x0.25 = 125x.
So the ciliate is about 130 mü long.

Greetings
Jens
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RogelioMoreno wrote:Nice video!

Rogelio
arturoag75 wrote:Very nice video and very reliable illumination technique :wink: :lol:
arturo
Rogelio and arturo,
thank You for the compliments. :-)

Greetings

Jens

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