Araphid Diatom

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Araphid Diatom

#1 Post by Grahame » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:49 am

From a freshwater wetland pond.
Around 13 microns horn to horn.
Quite neat watching it slide along, it moved in a curve rather than a straight line.
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Re: Araphid Diatom

#2 Post by 75RR » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:06 am

Very nice image. I think what you have there is a desmid rather than a diatom. A Closterium I believe.
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Re: Araphid Diatom

#3 Post by Grahame » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:26 pm

Thanks 75RR
You are correct a Closterium it is :)

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