Pandorina morum, Halteria and ?

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Pandorina morum, Halteria and ?

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A few organisms from my favorite spring that exits an old farm house. I think the first may be Pandorina morum (looks similar to a recent example from Charlie) and the second may be a Halteria but I'm not sure about the jelly like sphere.

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These are excellent. What magnification is this?

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curt0909 wrote:These are excellent. What magnification is this?
The first two were taken with a 40x S-plan achromat with a 2.5x NFK photoeyepiece on an Olympus BH-2 with DIC flash. The Halteria were approx 50% crop. The last one used a 100x S-plan achromat.

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beautiful photos

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Again excellent quality images.
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The last one looks like a colonial cyanobacteria. Possibly a species of Nostoc.

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Charles Krebs wrote:The last one looks like a colonial cyanobacteria. Possibly a species of Nostoc.
Thanks for the ID Charlie, that led to some interesting reading about "star jelly" and use as a food source. Really interesting stuff.

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