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by FLReef32043
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Another Aquarium Something
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

Re: Another Aquarium Something

If it's the same as this one: I also find it in my fish tank.Not in the water, but on a very wet glass bridge with algae, just above the water level. Don't know what is is though. P1060444_small.jpg Very similar. The "back" 2/3 of mine has that opaqueness that seems to be internal organs or some ty...
by FLReef32043
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Another Aquarium Something
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

Re: Another Aquarium Something

75RR wrote:Looks like a dust mite. Perhaps a contaminated slide or pipette?
I guess it is possible, but if it is - it is living underwater - at least enough that it doesn't seem to be in distress or "drowning" as it sits in the drop of water I am watching for an hour or so - off an on.
by FLReef32043
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Another Aquarium Something
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

Re: Another Aquarium Something

wstenberg wrote:Hmm,
Is this freshwater or marine?

Freshwater
by FLReef32043
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Another Aquarium Something
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

Another Aquarium Something

Found another curiosity in my aquarium (at least to me). Looks similar to a beetle in shape - flat on the bottom, humped on top. Estimated to be about .5 mm in size (estimated with calibrated graticule). First 1/3 is transparent the back 2/3 is opaque but does not seem to be solid (internal organs?)...
by FLReef32043
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Chlorophyta algae
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Chlorophyta algae

Nice find. It has a beautify structure to it, what magnification were you using? One of the things I'm trying to work on is documenting what I'm taking and at what magnification. I received a new MU300 camera for christmas to work better with my T490 trinocular port. I have gone through the steps t...
by FLReef32043
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Chlorophyta algae
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Chlorophyta algae

Hi FLReef The name of the species is Micrasterias radiosa, an it belongs to Chlorophyta: Zygnematales. Low temp always slow thing down. Rylander TY VM for the reply. Interesting with the identification, I looked it up and other than the level of mass detail the image was exactly that! TY. I presume...
by FLReef32043
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Chlorophyta algae
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Chlorophyta algae

So another intesting find is what I think is a Chlorohyta algae. I based this on image and color of hte specimin. Although I have to admit I have only seen two examples of these. The water they came from does not show green algae, nor did it appear to be growing in any great abundance in the sample ...
by FLReef32043
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: unk poss larvae
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Re: unk poss larvae

The two in the middle look like nauplii (larvae) of Cyclops. Here's the Wikipedia article. Scroll down for an image of the nauplius: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclops_(genus) Indeed they do. And as confirmation I got this image yesterday (ignore the scale bar I think I forgot to adjust the soft...
by FLReef32043
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: No idea what this is
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

No idea what this is

While perusing a "wild" pond sample this evening I came across this. The "spines" caught my attention at 40x - but at 100x I was pretty set back by what appeared to be a "leg." Anyone have any idea what this may actually be? My thinking was this was some form of plant till seeing the "leg" but it al...
by FLReef32043
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: unk poss larvae
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

unk poss larvae

Finally got a "wild" pond water sample from a retention pond here in N Fla (ambient temps 70's day - 37 overnight day before). Not near as much life as I expected but that is probably due to the temps(?). I did find several (three different species) of what I believe are insect/beetle larvae. Any ch...
by FLReef32043
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: critters in freshwater algae
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: critters in freshwater algae

I like the names. :) Herbie is a spirotrich ciliate, likely a euplotid ( Euplotes , Aspidisca , etc.), but possibly a hypotrich. Gertrude is also a spirotrotrich ciliate, in the subclass Hypotrichia. In both cases the "flagella" are groups of fused cilia called "cirri." Identification to genus leve...
by FLReef32043
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Tiny and Tinier?
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Tiny and Tinier?

Need some help with these two. No way for me to get any closer as they move in too large a pattern or two fast. Any ideas?

https://youtu.be/IQu-jwxomfg
by FLReef32043
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: critters in freshwater algae
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: critters in freshwater algae

Got a look at the "blob" with it stretched out. it is a Rotifer, Bdelloidea sp.
by FLReef32043
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: critters in freshwater algae
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

critters in freshwater algae

Cleaned up a bit of my freshwater aquarium this afternoon and put some algae under the scope to see if there was life. In the past this hasn't been too successful - tonight though I saw lots of critters in there. I have no idea what these are and would appreciate some help identifying them: This fir...
by FLReef32043
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First pics - Help with ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: First pics - Help with ID?

They look like rotifers Here is forum member's lukem321's rotifer key which will help you ID it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9q5iepgwoed6ft7/Rotifer-key.pdf?dl=0 Note: As always there is no need to join dropbox to download anything. Just scroll to the bottom of the 'invite page' and press on 'No than...
by FLReef32043
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First pics - Help with ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: First pics - Help with ID?

And a video of both of them:

https://youtu.be/DZq_xCjgScM
by FLReef32043
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First pics - Help with ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

First pics - Help with ID?

These are some pics from standing water from the yard. Any help identifying them?
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by FLReef32043
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Member from FL
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

Re: New Member from FL

... Been trying to find "life" in my Freshwater tank with algae and from a local ditch without much luck so far. But I'm reading and trying to learn how to improve finding what I'm looking for. Then trying to figure out what I am seeing. :? Don Greetings, Don You may find this helpful: http://www.m...
by FLReef32043
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Member from FL
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

Re: New Member from FL

Are there image upload restrictions? I tried to upload an image from this evening but was not able to (probably more user error on my part). I've done some searching and can't find any direct yes/no regarding new member posting images.
by FLReef32043
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Member from FL
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

New Member from FL

Hello from sunny and warm Florida. New user coming in sideways from a Salt Water tank hobby. Found some You Tube videos of the life that exists on the reefs that we can't see. Jumped in and purchased an AmScope M150C-PS25 microscope with a MP35 digital camera. Been trying to find "life" in my Freshw...