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Post by Ecki »

Centropyxis amoebae are pretty common. The following image shows the test with DIC.

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The test ist build with small debris and diatoms. Here are some SEM images that show some details.

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Most amazing are the spines that have a sharp stone or diatom debris at their end. I have no idea about the function of those spines but they look rather dangerous ;) It is very hard to determine the actual species. The number of spines varies within the same population.

Here are some details of the spines. Enjoy!

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Post by leonardturner »

I am particularly impressed by the second and third images. It seems to be a well defended organism!

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Post by Bruce Taylor »

Marvellous! A stone age hunter might recognize those "microliths" at the ends of the spines. :)
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Post by RogelioMoreno »

I love that SEM images, thank you for sharing.

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Post by Jacek »

amazing pictures

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Post by arturoag75 »

Awesome sem images... :shock: :shock:

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Post by Marek Mis »

Very interesting SEM images !

The second SEM one is simply stunning. It opens the doors to the another look at the microworlds.

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Post by Olympusman »

Love the SEMs. It continually amazes me that an organism that doesn't even have a brain can glue these tets together. Further, specific species construct specific styles of tests.
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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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Post by pwnell »

I presume these are the same things I have posted recently? Here: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... hp?t=22261

If so, what is the purpose of the test? Why are mine empty?

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Post by Sumguy01 »

:smt101 WOW!!!!!!!
The SEMs are really interesting and great pics.
Thank you so much for sharing.

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Crazy top notch SEMS.
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Post by Litonotus »

really great, especially the 3rd one.
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Post by Ecki »

Thank you all. This has been an amazing week. My SEM was exchanged (the new one even has a flux capacitor) and now I have the image quality and resolution that I need. To quote an ancient band: "you ain't seen nothing yet"!

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