Images made through a microscope. All subject types.
I came across several gelatinous balls covered in debris. My first thought was egg masses of some type. As I looked a little closer I thought perhaps nostoc instead, then under the stereoscope I could see that these balls were filled with cyanobacteria as well as midge eggs. In one the eggs had just hatched out. I had not seen this before. The midge egg masses I have seen have all been much smaller, and usually sticking to some vegetation. Sort of odd... but here the eggs and the larvae that had just hatched out.