Critters in the pond - some strange to me

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Baley
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Critters in the pond - some strange to me

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These are all uncropped Canon 5DII full-frame sensor photos from Ortholux Leitz 40x APO & Periplan 10x imaged direct to sensor. Photoshop resize, contrast, sharpen. #1 & #4 had a yellow filter in the optical path.
I'd appreciate any ID information you all would care to share.
#1 It looked like a flat worm & moved pretty fast.
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#2 Very strange - looks like it belongs in outer space to me.
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#3 - The sandpile.
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#4 The prickly pear - moved very fast.
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#5 - I haven't a clue.
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Post by sebba28 »

Hello,Baley.

This is not a flatworm on the first image,this is a ciliate propably Litonotus.

Best regards

Baley
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Post by Baley »

sebba28 wrote:Hello,Baley.

This is not a flatworm on the first image,this is a ciliate propably Litonotus.

Best regards
Thanks Sebba. I figured it wasn't a worm because it moved fast; but I couldn't see any cilia.

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Yup, Litonotus sp. for the the fist one.

The small colorful object at about 3 o'clock in the second image has colors that are reminiscent of what can be seen in nassula, but it is too too small to tell.

#4 looks like Stylonychia sp.

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Post by Baley »

Charles Krebs wrote:Yup, Litonotus sp. for the the fist one.

The small colorful object at about 3 o'clock in the second image has colors that are reminiscent of what can be seen in nassula, but it is too too small to tell.

#4 looks like Stylonychia sp.
Thanks for that Charles. I wanted to find some better pictures, but I can't find any of these terms on Ferry's site. I must be doing something wrong.

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Wrong types of critters for Ferry's site.

This is a good one (but it has been unusually slow the past day or so).:
http://starcentral.mbl.edu/microscope/p ... azorganism

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Post by Baley »

Charles Krebs wrote:Wrong types of critters for Ferry's site.

This is a good one (but it has been unusually slow the past day or so).:
http://starcentral.mbl.edu/microscope/p ... azorganism
Yes that is a great site - thanks. Do you pronounce Litonotus with a long "i" and long "o" (lie-toe-nee-us)?

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Post by Planapo »

Do you pronounce Litonotus with a long "i" and long "o" (lie-toe-nee-us)?
Litonotus pronounced in Latin correctly would sound similar to say in English:

Lee-toe-no-toos

Many could disagree.
And from English native speakers you will often hear such terrible things like
Lie-dough-no-does :shock: :smt118

But whatever their dough does ... or does not, they are mistaken! :)

--Betty :wink: :wink:
Atticus Finch: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view
- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
Lee, N. H. 1960. To Kill a Mockingbird. J. B. Lippincott, New York.

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