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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:19 pm 
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hello guys

i wanna know how to grow some kind of a farm to get amoeba or paramecium basically some
of the basic protozoas (the non harmful ones) ? i know that i can find some in pond water but thats not available to me right now
is there is an easier source ?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:31 pm 
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If you have potted plants try sampling the water in the drainage dish. Any mud puddle, birdbath, or pothole that fills with water can be a supply of interesting organisms. Any source of water that stands for a few days is a possibility.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:03 pm 
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Crater Eddie wrote:
If you have potted plants try sampling the water in the drainage dish. Any mud puddle, birdbath, or pothole that fills with water can be a supply of interesting organisms. Any source of water that stands for a few days is a possibility.
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thanks Crater Eddie , i have 4 potted plants i will try to get a specimen from it ,
could i find amoeba in my fish tank ?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:45 pm 
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As a last resort you can get what you want here:

https://www.homesciencetools.com/basic-protozoa-set

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With a fish tank I would take a scraping from the inside of the glass, a sample from down in the gravel (or whatever bottom substrate you are using), and a sample from the filter (if you use one). Also, if you have plants in the tank, gently scrape a sample from the surface of a leaf or stem. You might find amoeba, you might not. You might find something else interesting. Or not.
You could also try setting up a small tank or large jar specifically for protists. Mud in the bottom, a few plants, no fish or snails. It's worth a try if you haven't done this already.
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