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pwnell
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What are these?

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Are these diatoms? 40x DIC...

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Arcella.
Testate amoeba.

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Charles Krebs wrote:Arcella.
Testate amoeba.
Thanks Charles. I did not know that.

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Arcella

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Yep - Arcella. Nice detail.
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Arcella

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One interesting aspect of Arcella is that they generate a gas bubble inside their test to make one side more bouyant when they want to turn over so they can walk on their pseudopods. Its an interesting process to watch.
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Beautiful photos

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