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by hkv
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pink Alga + Zygote?
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: Pink Alga + Zygote?

Beautiful! I believe the pink is a red algae, Polysiphonia. I could be wrong
by hkv
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Unknown organism
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: Unknown organism

It is a water mite. They live in water.
by hkv
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: More Daisy Anomalies
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: More Daisy Anomalies

Very nice!
by hkv
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Sprossquerschnitt einmal anders
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Sprossquerschnitt einmal anders

Love the last one!
by hkv
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Well I didn't see this coming...
Replies: 18
Views: 2292

Re: Well I didn't see this coming...

Agree on the bug definition. A bug is anything small with moving legs or wings, hence highly likely to attack you. All you want to do is to smack it with a shoe. That's a bug. Here is a water mite I shot and the second one shows the mouth parts. Kind of creepy bugs these mites. https://farm5.staticf...
by hkv
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Really neat looking algae formation
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Really neat looking algae formation

That looks like Pediastrum
by hkv
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How can I get them to hold still???
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: How can I get them to hold still???

5% Glutaraldehyde. That will stop them instantly.
by hkv
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Euglena, Algae, Diatom and Cyano
Replies: 16
Views: 2184

Re: Euglena, Algae, Diatom and Cyano

Thank you for the description of your method! I was so interested about it because it is a long term project of mine to get into photographing moving objects. Your description gave me several new insights about what to do and what to avoid. When you start with a vintage Zeiss Jena NF or Zeiss GFL w...
by hkv
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Euglena, Algae, Diatom and Cyano
Replies: 16
Views: 2184

Re: Euglena, Algae, Diatom and Cyano

Freezing the action is simple with flash. But stacking plankton would need a very stationary object or a very fast camera. My Nikon 1j5 can take 20 images in 0,33 seconds. It would also be possible to extract the images from a film. But how does hkv do it? Håkan, show us some of your wizardry! WOW....
by hkv
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Euglena, Algae, Diatom and Cyano
Replies: 16
Views: 2184

Euglena, Algae, Diatom and Cyano

Hello my friends, thought I would share these recent shots I have been stacking. The diatom is marine and was collected during my vacation in Islamorada, Florida. Out of a full bottle of sea water, this was all I managed to find. At least he was alive, but somewhat a disappointment that I could not ...
by hkv
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Mikadostäbchen
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: Mikadostäbchen

Very nice!
by hkv
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Desmid - Closterium
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: Desmid - Closterium

billben74 wrote:They are great subjects. As ever with your images beautifully taken
Thanks!
by hkv
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hydre
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Hydre

Super!
by hkv
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Division of the ciliate Lembadion
Replies: 11
Views: 1781

Re: Division of the ciliate Lembadion

Never seen this before! Thanks for sharing.
by hkv
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Star Ant
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Re: Star Ant

Very nice results and interesting! I am pleased to see the old art of "hand stacking" being used once in a while. I used the same technique on the arcella.
by hkv
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Copepod, Amoeba and Algae
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: Copepod, Amoeba and Algae

Thank you all for your kind comments! Hello Hakan, they are all great. I like the Arcella best. I believe its a young Arcella gibbosa, when they grow older they partly loose their hyalanity. The blob bottom left of the sarcode is a contractile vacuole. By osmotic pressure the organism constantly abs...
by hkv
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Tartric Acid crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 1116

Re: Tartric Acid crystals

Super!
by hkv
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pyrrhocoris apterus
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Pyrrhocoris apterus

Super! Fantastic details and colors! Great work!
by hkv
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: DIC microscopy
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: DIC microscopy

Intersting point. I always say "DICK". Not D-I-C.
by hkv
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Copepod, Amoeba and Algae
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: Copepod, Amoeba and Algae

Thanks Francisco and Jim!
by hkv
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: If you're bored...
Replies: 2
Views: 3188

Re: If you're bored...

I hope this is not a new trend in interior design. Then all our classics will be vandalized... Should be considered a crime
by hkv
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Copepod, Amoeba and Algae
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: Copepod, Amoeba and Algae

Hobbyst46 wrote:Beautiful! the Arcella reminds me of a pile of green grapes on a lace-fabricated serviette...
Thanks! Ha Ha, Yes. But I am sure the grapes are tastier...
by hkv
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Copepod, Amoeba and Algae
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Copepod, Amoeba and Algae

Here are some images from old photo sessions this summer/fall. The last one (Arcella) was a real pain and is hand-stacked. It was impossible to get Zerene or Helicon to do a decent job, so I hand stacked it from 14 images and manually selected the focus areas using the Zerene retouching module. Took...
by hkv
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Climacostomum ciliate
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Climacostomum ciliate

Very nice little critter!
by hkv
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Unknown Organism Found From Tongue Sample
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Unknown Organism Found From Tongue Sample

Looks like a piece of fiber. It can move due to movement in the fluid as it dries out. Does not look like anything (alive) I have seen. 8-)
by hkv
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Unknown organism
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: Unknown organism

Looks like a mite.
by hkv
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Desmid - Closterium
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: Desmid - Closterium

...again I ask...was it fresh collected/ fresh observed? Charlie guevara Yes, It was fresh observed. I sucked it out of the bottle and put in onto the slide with a water film. #1 cover slip. A lot of movement inside the desmid. Especially at the ends where a lot of small organelles were tumbling ar...
by hkv
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Desmid - Closterium
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: Desmid - Closterium

What a delicate crystalline crescent you share with us, thank you hkv..this evokes our crescent moon, complete with some 'green cheese'. Regards to an ID...I'm 'chiken' to advise you..but I will peek at my vintage library texts. Was this image capture from a fresh collected specimen? Charlie guevar...
by hkv
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Probably Pseudochilodonopsis ciliate.
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: Chilodonella ciliate.

Very nice! Intersting!
by hkv
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A flea!
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: A flea!

Excellent!