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by mintakax
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Dileptid Hunting and Eating
Replies: 17
Views: 1253

Re: Dileptid Hunting and Eating

Thanks Bruce-- I was actually kind of expecting an answer like this ! There is a famous Zen Buddhist saying: " Not knowing is most intimate " :)
by mintakax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Compilation Video
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Compilation Video

Nice micro, thanks ! I love these compilation videos. I have not watched the entire vid yet, but certainly plan to. I have a couple of compilation vids that I will post also one of these days. These compilations really give a chance to see what kinds of organisms occur in other's samples. So far, I ...
by mintakax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Dileptid Hunting and Eating
Replies: 17
Views: 1253

Re: Dileptid Hunting and Eating

Bruce, I am wondering how the amoeba population is linked to the population of other protists ? Every sample I take from my pond aquarium now has hundreds of yellow diatoms of all sizes as well as dozens (if not hundreds) of naked and testate amoebas, many of which have ingested diatoms. Oddly, with...
by mintakax
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Dileptid Hunting and Eating
Replies: 17
Views: 1253

Re: Dileptid Hunting and Eating

Thanks for the info Bruce ! I know many of us are very grateful for your presence here on the forum :D
by mintakax
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Dileptid Hunting and Eating
Replies: 17
Views: 1253

Re: Dileptid Hunting and Eating

Nice, very nice ! Observing and filming a dileptid is high on my list. Of the many hundreds of samples I have examined I have yet to see one. I found a bunch of them living in my jar of pond water and figured I'd have plenty more to observe later but now I haven't been able to find any and I'm thin...
by mintakax
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Dileptid Hunting and Eating
Replies: 17
Views: 1253

Re: Dileptid Hunting and Eating

Nice, very nice ! Observing and filming a dileptid is high on my list. Of the many hundreds of samples I have examined I have yet to see one.
by mintakax
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Trachyneis aspera (another)
Replies: 17
Views: 348

Re: Trachyneis aspera (another)

Another beautiful shot Glen.
by mintakax
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First time photos and stacking
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: First time photos and stacking

Looks pretty good to me ! I especially like the fruit fly.
by mintakax
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Water mite stereo
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Water mite stereo

Very nice, thanks ! Second set of images is hollow for me also.
by mintakax
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A close-up of a Cladocera/Ostracod sp.
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: A close-up of a Daphnia/Cladocera sp.

Very nicely done !
by mintakax
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diversity in one sample from aquarium
Replies: 20
Views: 4093

Re: Diversity in one sample from aquarium

Thanks everyone for your comments !
Daruosha asked if I used any additional lighting and the answer is no, just the indirect lighting from an adjacent window that has leaky blinds !
by mintakax
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diversity in one sample from aquarium
Replies: 20
Views: 4093

Re: Diversity in one sample from aquarium

Thank you Kurt and Bruce !
by mintakax
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diversity in one sample from aquarium
Replies: 20
Views: 4093

Re: Diversity in one sample from aquarium

OK-- Here it is. I warned you it would be underwhelming :D It is in my garage and has one 24/7 air hose and one heater set to 63 F. I top off the water with pond water when possible or spring water from Whole Foods when not. I feed it several kernels of boiled corn every couple of weeks. The algae a...
by mintakax
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pleurosigma
Replies: 12
Views: 3003

Re: Pleurosigma

A beautiful diatom and so cool the way it "swam" across your FOV !
by mintakax
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Some living diatoms I
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Some living diatoms I

Very nice and sharp ! Diatoms are so cool. I thank them for moving slowly :)
by mintakax
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Vorticella film
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: Vorticella film

Nice capture KD. Vorticella are fascinating.
by mintakax
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Ecosphere under the Microscope
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Ecosphere under the Microscope

Nice documentation ! Things are always changing it seems, some things die out... others seem to thrive.
by mintakax
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A short documentation of Heliozoa
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: A short documentation of Heliozoa

Nice clear capture of this cool creature !
by mintakax
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diversity in one sample from aquarium
Replies: 20
Views: 4093

Re: Diversity in one sample from aquarium

Thank you KD,MichaelG,WhyMe and Glen !

I will post a pic Glen, but be prepared to be underwhelmed :)
by mintakax
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diversity in one sample from aquarium
Replies: 20
Views: 4093

Diversity in one sample from aquarium

I've had my pond aquarium for 7 months now and have not "charged " it up with real pond water in many months. I put together this video from just one sample from the bottom of my aquarium form last week. I'm really amazed at the diversity that exists in just a few drops of water in the bottom of a P...
by mintakax
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My first film from my microscope!
Replies: 14
Views: 2798

Re: My first film from my microscope!

Nice video, thanks ! I realize it is a personal choice, but for me those clip lengths were just right. The music choice fit very well also :)
by mintakax
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pine stem cross section
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: Pine stem cross section

Really nice photo !
by mintakax
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My first water bear
Replies: 9
Views: 2371

Re: My first water bear

Does one need to join something to view the photo ? The link does not take me to the photo. I don't think you need to join. It's a video not a photo so maybe you don't have the right player installed? Anyone else not able to see the video? Ahh worked for this this time, not sure what happened befor...
by mintakax
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rotifer Birth
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: Rotifer Birth

Very cool ! Thanks!
by mintakax
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My first water bear
Replies: 9
Views: 2371

Re: My first water bear

Does one need to join something to view the photo ? The link does not take me to the photo.
by mintakax
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Ciliate ID request
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Re: Ciliate ID request

Rossf wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:08 am
Hey Mintakax, you’ve got some beautiful shots of microbes on your Vimeo channel-love the amoeba videos in particular.
Thank you Rossf !
by mintakax
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Large Ciliate
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Re: Large Ciliate

Thank you WhyMe !
by mintakax
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: What's the coolest subject for stereo?
Replies: 15
Views: 2954

Re: What's the coolest subject for stereo?

Pond creatures such as Copepods, hydras and dragonfly larvae are pretty common in the pond samples I've taken and very cool to observe in my stereo scope. I also agree with Kurt that it is fun to observe first in a stereo scope and then transfer specimens to a slide. What would you say are the diff...
by mintakax
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: more loxophyllum meleagris...
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: more loxophyllum meleagris...

Wonderful videos ! I hope to see more of these in my samples. I didn't realize how predatory these guys are.
by mintakax
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: What's the coolest subject for stereo?
Replies: 15
Views: 2954

Re: What's the coolest subject for stereo?

Pond creatures such as Copepods, hydras and dragonfly larvae are pretty common in the pond samples I've taken and very cool to observe in my stereo scope. I also agree with Kurt that it is fun to observe first in a stereo scope and then transfer specimens to a slide. And also, my next splinter remov...