Oh, I forgot to write something essential...Wolfgang Bettighofer wrote:Hi out there,
thanks for posting the interesting pictures. One additional note to the stigma topic. Ralfs picture shows great detail and we can see red dots. We also can clearly see siliceous scales. How does this match? Siliceous scales -> Synura, Stigma -> maybe Uroglena
I had similar problems until I ID Synura sphagnicola using the marvellous book of Martin Kreutz with his breathtaking photos "The Sphagnum Ponds of Simmelried in Germany: A Biodiversity Hot-Spot for Microscopic Organisms". Look at following link:
http://www.shaker.eu/Catalogue/details. ... 322-2544-7
High printing quality, very useful, highly recommended! And: Most of protists are cosmopolitan...
The red dots on Ralf's photo are red colored oil drops. I think that his picture showes a specimen of Synura sphagnicola. So Ken's picture also shows a Synura, probably S. uvella.