MicrobeHunter.com Microscopy Forum

You can also access this page with: www.microscopy-forum.com
It is currently Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:13 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Posts: 5
Could this be a tardigrade. I have three photos so you can see the whiskers, his body outline, and the legs. There were three of them in the one sample but this one was in the best shape. (He has clearly seen better days.) I got the sample from an apple tree flower bud that I sliced into last week (in order to look to identify apple powdery mildew spores - Podosphaera leucotricha). 400X total.
Thank you.
rooth


Attachments:
190202 my apple tree sliced bud inf thing w whiskers layer three 400X TC.jpg
190202 my apple tree sliced bud inf thing w whiskers layer three 400X TC.jpg [ 52.67 KiB | Viewed 238 times ]
190202 my apple tree sliced bud inf thing w whiskers layer two 400X TC.jpg
190202 my apple tree sliced bud inf thing w whiskers layer two 400X TC.jpg [ 53.14 KiB | Viewed 238 times ]
190202 my apple tree sliced bud inf thing w whiskers layer one 400X TC.jpg
190202 my apple tree sliced bud inf thing w whiskers layer one 400X TC.jpg [ 52.67 KiB | Viewed 238 times ]
Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:54 pm
Posts: 1328
certainly not a tardigrade. Please describe the manner of this organisms movement..quick and repeated 'spurts of rapid forward motion'...or continuous forward motion? So many insect stages resemble this organism..how did it move?

Due the anterior 'antenae'...possibly a 'water flea'..but you need inform us how active this specimen was/ describe the manner of it's movements...BTW..was it still 'living' when you imaged captured it?

thanks for forum posting, Charlie guevara


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Posts: 5
This gut was not moving at all. I am afraid I did not give him much chance. I was looking for certain spores and dissected a piece of flower bud from a fruit tree and made an infusion. I am sure he was dead as a door nail. I will do another dissection to see if I find another.
You are on to something however. I think it's a better chance that it's some microfauna. What should and could more likely be in that bud is stuff like aphid eggs and larvae and tiny true bugs, etc.
Thank you
rooth


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Posts: 22
Location: Oregon, USA
I agree with Charlie … not a tardigrade. Could be an appleleaf blister mite. Females overwinter under bud scales. I could not find a good image of an identified appleleaf blister mite, but they are shaped like your critter and are quite small.

_________________
gastrotrichman

Nikon Microphot
Leitz Orthoplan
Wild M8
Bausch & Lomb MicroZoom


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Posts: 5
Way to go gastrotrichman.
Here is a pretty good photo from a research paper.
The link for the paper is on the top of the pdf.
Thanks so much.
rooth


Attachments:
page 9 apple leaf blister mites BurtsEverettC1959_Page_13.pdf [1.19 MiB]
Downloaded 8 times
Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Posts: 22
Location: Oregon, USA
It definitely looks like an eriophyid mite. See photomicrographs of some eriophyid mites at https://www.google.com/search?biw=1200& ... UVnbDtSMmQ

_________________
gastrotrichman

Nikon Microphot
Leitz Orthoplan
Wild M8
Bausch & Lomb MicroZoom


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited