Tardigrade

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SW_Perspective
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Tardigrade

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From lichen on a log destined for the fire. Images captured with 2.5x relay lens and SPlan20xPL objective. Oblique illumination.


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This is a 21 image stack. Tardigrade and friend.
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David Moerman
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Re: Tardigrade

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Bravo! I love these animals, but I have not yet been able to find a good specimen ... thanks for sharing.

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Re: Tardigrade

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May I ask you how did you discover tardigrade in lichen?
Did you use a stereomicroscope?
Or did you put the lichens in water and then look at some water samples?
I have a lot of lichens in my garden but I can't find tardigrades :oops: :)

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Re: Tardigrade

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I collected the lichen then cut it in pieces a few millimeters in size and flooded it with water in a petri dish. I checked samples of the water 8 hours later (overnight) and found many tardigrades. This was my first try with this technique. I read about it at https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=17901. Good luck and let me know how it works for you.
David Moerman
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Olympus BH-2, BHTU
NFK relay lens, Splan PL objectives
Nikon D7000, D7200

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Re: Tardigrade

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Excellent images.

Dave

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Re: Tardigrade

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SW_Perspective wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:55 am
I collected the lichen then cut it in pieces a few millimeters in size and flooded it with water in a petri dish. I checked samples of the water 8 hours later (overnight) and found many tardigrades. This was my first try with this technique. I read about it at https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=17901. Good luck and let me know how it works for you.
Thank you very much David...I'm going to "soak" my Lichens...I can't wait :) :) :)
I'll let you know...

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