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Pink Alga + Zygote?

#1 Post by 75RR » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:25 pm

Plan 40x/0.65, Zygote 55µm, DIC, 3 stacks of about 6 images stitched in Photoshop.
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#2 Post by charlie g » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:33 pm

Nice image...is it freshwater, or is it marine water sample? Where is this specimen collected from? Thanks, 75RR. Charlie guevara

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#3 Post by JimT » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:35 pm

Looking at your beautiful images makes me envious. Fantastic as usual.

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#4 Post by 75RR » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:43 pm

Many thanks charlie g and JimT

Marine water sample - Mediterranean
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#5 Post by coominya » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:22 am

JimT wrote:Looking at your beautiful images makes me envious. Fantastic as usual.
Yes, so little color in what I observe I've taken to adding a little green water weed to my samples.
Well composed picture 75

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#6 Post by coominya » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:23 am

75RR wrote:
Marine water sample - Mediterranean
Do you take any special precautions using salt water samples on your microscope?

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#7 Post by 75RR » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:49 am

Thanks coominya, algae are one of the most colourful things to view - but this is the first pink one I find.
Do you take any special precautions using salt water samples on your microscope?
I just place a maximum one or two drops of sea water on the slide, so no overflow when I add the cover slip.
I do this off the microscope - if I need to replenish water I remove the slide from the microscope to do it. Something I did not do with fresh water - but perhaps should have anyway!

Isolated zygote I also came across Size: 45µm
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#8 Post by coominya » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:10 am

I wonder what it will become?
Would be great to see a video of one dividing in time lapse

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#9 Post by hkv » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:04 am

Beautiful! I believe the pink is a red algae, Polysiphonia. I could be wrong

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#10 Post by 75RR » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:21 am

Many thanks hkv
I believe the pink is a red algae, Polysiphonia.
Thanks for the ID tip.

Came across this, though have not found an exact match within it as yet. http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/efsa/algae_r ... niaKey.pdf
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#11 Post by KurtM » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:32 pm

Beautiful image. Bonus points for including a pic of the sample jar - well played, sir! 8-)
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#12 Post by 75RR » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:05 am

Many thanks KurtM - How are things out on the road - any diatoms collected?
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#13 Post by KurtM » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:54 am

Funny you should ask. I had quite a lot of work given to me that involved standing at a workbench for hours on end over several days, and my feet began killing me. The bright idea I had for a solution was to fix up a desk next to my work station as a mini microscope lab, then I took a break to visit several points along the local river to collect specimens. Afterwards, I took sit down breaks periodically to examine my catch with care. Nothing extraordinary found, but still great fun, highly interesting, and useful data. Best of all, my feet got the breaks they needed and I completed all my tasks before time to leave to the next destination.

I consider bringing the imaging bits along, but it's just too ambitious with all the other things I bring along and do. I stay awfully busy on these trips, which is just how I like it. I'm only halfway through, will surely do more collecting, and shall keep all worthwhile samples for processing and mounting back home.
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