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Wes
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Ciliate ID

#1 Post by Wes » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 am

I found this ciliate with what looks like a big 'mouth' in a freshwater pond at a very shallow depth (basically within hands reach of the shore). It measures at 70x50 µm. It seems to have a taste for brown stuff :D
Unknown ciliate, 40/0,95 DIC
Unknown ciliate, 40/0,95 DIC
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Sauerkraut
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Re: Ciliate ID

#2 Post by Sauerkraut » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:05 pm

Now that's a very nice image, as compared with my amoeba. Taken with the Canon 50D?

Francisco
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Re: Ciliate ID

#3 Post by Francisco » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm

Very nice.
Lembadion

Wes
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Re: Ciliate ID

#4 Post by Wes » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:26 pm

Francisco wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Very nice.
Lembadion
Many thanks for the ID Francisco! Highly appreciated :D
Sauerkraut wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:05 pm
Now that's a very nice image, as compared with my amoeba. Taken with the Canon 50D?
Thanks Sauerkraut, its not as sharp as I wish but good enough for an ID. It was taken with the 50D yes. One thing I don't like is how the images always look sharper in preview and then come out blurrier.

Bruce Taylor
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Re: Ciliate ID

#5 Post by Bruce Taylor » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:55 pm

Really nice! This one can be identified to species level: Lembadion lucens (cell size significantly smaller than that of L. bullinum, oral aperture shorter than that of L. magnum)

Wes
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Re: Ciliate ID

#6 Post by Wes » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:19 pm

Bruce Taylor wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Really nice! This one can be identified to species level: Lembadion lucens (cell size significantly smaller than that of L. bullinum, oral aperture shorter than that of L. magnum)
Awesome, thank you very much for the species ID Bruce!

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