Freshwater Thecamoeba

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Freshwater Thecamoeba

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We found this little amoeba of 70um long swimming in a bottle of freshwater and elodea algae
It is characterized because its body have parallel striations and its 'skin' is more 'harder' than from other amoebae.
Light oblique with phase objective and phase contrast.
Fl objective - Sony DXC950 analogic camera
Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVQrNig8kHI
Note: the oblique light is made using a phase objective with condenser in brightfield and a coin clogging central light
that Produces an effect similar to the Relief lighting:
http://www.relief-phase-contrast.com/Re ... sults.html
Light oblique with brightfield objectives (min 0,59 to the 1.03) does not produce this effect
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Post by Jacek »

Very nice video

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Thank you Jacek for observing the video and for your comment

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Amoeba

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At 70 microns that's quite a find.
Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Thanks very much Olympusman

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