Trachelomonas

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Charles Krebs
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Trachelomonas

Post by Charles Krebs »

These are very small euglena that live in a lorica, a small hard "container" made up of ferric hydroxide and manganese salts. They get around via a long flagellum that extends through a small opening in the lorica.

Oblique brightfield illumination, Olympus 100X S Plan Apo, Canon 350D, Olympus NFK 1.67X eyepiece

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Post by Mike »

Hello Charlie,

I'm thinking of developing a list of superlatives with each having a number assigned. Then when you post we can just reply - 3, 7, 13 & 5!

Doing a Google search for images of trachelomonas (or for that matter, anything you post) shows how far in front you are with your shots.

Congratulations (again!)

All the best,
Mike
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Post by beetleman »

Wonderful shots Charles and a very interesting creature..Thanks for all the info also :wink:
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Post by Charles Krebs »

Thanks Mike and Doug!

Funny how when you've been doing "macro" and low mag images for a while how, at first glance, the really high mag stuff looks comparatively less detailed. It's only when I add the scale bars and realize just how small these things really are, and consider the physical limitations of light microscopy that things get back into perspective.

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