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by D0c
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Suctoria ID help
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Suctoria ID help

Thanks Bruce.

I tried to do my homework on these suctoria but info is almost non existent on the web about these critters. Your information is fantastic and unfortunately my 40X is my highest mag objective, so I cannot give you the images you need for a proper ID, I need to invest in a 63X one.
by D0c
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Suctoria ID help
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Suctoria ID help

I have spotted a few of the following on my slide and wondering if I'm correct in identification. In video one and two you can see a stalk emerging from the specimen. So after looking at various sources is this a Podophrya or Parapodophrya? in video three it shows one eating a Caenomorpha medusula. ...
by D0c
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Strange Worms
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Strange Worms

They were pretty big filled the whole view even with the 10X objective.
by D0c
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Brent from British Columbia
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Brent from British Columbia

Welcome to the forum.

I take all my video through a iphone X as well. As I don't have a trino head i have to remove an eyepiece and then place my iphone and adapter in the eyepiece slot then focus it but you do get used to it.

Look forward to your videos.
by D0c
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Strange Worms
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Strange Worms

Nice video Don.

You have captured a lot of critters there. Those large worms with the orange spots I saw them in my sample a few days ago and I think they are Aeolosoma, the orange spots are oil drops.
by D0c
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Spathidium
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Spathidium

Thanks Bruce I'll place it in the class Heterotrichea
by D0c
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Spathidium
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Spathidium

It is a strange one indeed, I thought I could see a slit shaped mouth in the 100X video and when I compared it to your video it looked very similar. The critter in the 400X video is a completely different one to the 100X video. I watched it uncontract itself from a ball into another one like the 100...
by D0c
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Spathidium
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Spathidium

Thanks 75RR

No I'm not using LED bulbs. I'm using the standard 6v 10w halogen bulb it was built with.
by D0c
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Spathidium
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Spathidium

Once again I was searching in my specimen jar and I found what I believe is a Spathidium. But once I started reading about them, I read that Spathidium normally have one CV in the posterior but mine seems to not have this. Then I looked at Bruce Taylor's website "It came from the pond" and found an ...
by D0c
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: I have been seeing lots of these but what are they
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: I have been seeing lots of these but what are they

I have heard about methylcellulose and have considered using it but unfortunately have not got round to buying some yet but I think I will now. I usually just put the slide to one side and wait for the water to evaporate a bit and then take another peek. I can see the benefits of using methylcellulo...
by D0c
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: I have been seeing lots of these but what are they
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: I have been seeing lots of these but what are they

Thanks Bruce. Below is couple more videos of them. The first video is interesting in certain parts you can see two macronucleus in the centre of the body and a small CV in the tail. As far size I estimate them to be about 200µm. They are also very quick and very supple so very hard to keep in focus....
by D0c
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: I have been seeing lots of these but what are they
Replies: 5
Views: 111

I have been seeing lots of these but what are they

As the title says what are these I keep seeing them and i cannot make up my mind.

My gut says some sort of Litonotus sp.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154534235 ... ateposted/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154534235 ... ateposted/
by D0c
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Need a little help on this one
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Need a little help on this one

I have seen a few of these before, just over looked them, I will keep a better eye out next time.
by D0c
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Need a little help on this one
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Need a little help on this one

The lorica has got to be really small.

Thanks Bruce.
by D0c
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Need a little help on this one
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Need a little help on this one

Need a little help on this one.

Is this a Strombidium?

Maybe a Rimostrombidium lacutris

200X - https://www.flickr.com/photos/154534235 ... ateposted/
400X - https://www.flickr.com/photos/154534235 ... ateposted/

Thanks
by D0c
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor in a lorica.
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Stentor in a lorica.

Isn't nature amazing.

I was wondering how they could make a lorica and now it makes sense, I can actually imagine the stentor making one now.

Thanks
by D0c
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Stentor polymorphus ?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Stentor polymorphus ?

Found another S. polymorphus suspect. The algea here is more uniform in size and colour so is it zoochlorellae are food. There are a few S. coeruleus in the video as well and you can clearly see the difference between the two. 200X - https://www.flickr.com/photos/154534235@N07/50992206812/in/datepos...
by D0c
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Bacillaria paxillifer?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Bacillaria paxillifer?

It's on my must see list.

Lovely video thanks for posting.
by D0c
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Blepharisma 120fps showing cilia
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Blepharisma 120fps showing cilia

Fantastic video one day I'll invest in a DIC enabled microscope.
by D0c
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Litonotus fasciola ?
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Litonotus fasciola ?

Found these critters in my sample yesterday. I have checked all my identification websites and have come to this conclusion. I can see especially in the first video a CV in the rear tail, and two macronuclei in the middle of the body, highly flexible with a tinge of pink to the body, so this leads m...
by D0c
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rush hour in my specimen jar
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Rush hour in my specimen jar

My specimen jar is only a large masons jar maybe 5 litres in size. I started this about 8 weeks ago with a small hay infusion and about 2 litres of pond water, I didn't boil the water and fed it with a few drops off milk. After about 3 weeks I removed the hay and it's basically bare now with no plan...
by D0c
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Return to Salt Water
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Return to Salt Water

Looks like a very lively sample you have there Don. I have never looked at salt water and wouldn't know what ciliates lived in this type of water compared to freshwater but I really liked your video. You need to do some research and find out some names of those little critters.
by D0c
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hi sweetie, I've been looking for you!
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Hi sweetie, I've been looking for you!

That is impressive, so much detail.
by D0c
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor in a lorica.
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Stentor in a lorica.

Yes I read that the other day, I think it is roman soldiers.
by D0c
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rush hour in my specimen jar
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Rush hour in my specimen jar

I took a sample of the scum that had gathered around the water line of my specimen jar and this is the outcome. It reminds me of rush hour in London :D , so many ciliates and other marine life, simply amazing stuff.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154534235 ... ateposted/
by D0c
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor in a lorica.
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Stentor in a lorica.

Thanks :D

I wonder how long it takes to build one, and is there a video anywhere on the web that shows a stentor building one, like a timelapse.
by D0c
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello World
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Hello World

Hello Darren welcome to the forum, I look forward to reading your posts.
by D0c
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor in a lorica.
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Stentor in a lorica.

A lorica is a gelatinous tube that the stentor builds from detritus and excreted matter. Not all stentors make these and even if one does, it can vacate it at anytime.
by D0c
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Portugal
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Hello from Portugal

Hello Roc welcome to the forum.
by D0c
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Colony of vorticella feeding on a dead shrimp ?
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Colony of vorticella feeding on a dead shrimp ?

Cheers Bruce I'm kicking myself I should have known Epistylis as I've seen them before.