Is this filamentous bacteria?

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macnmotion
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Is this filamentous bacteria?

#1 Post by macnmotion » Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:54 pm

At first I thought these were small, thin nematodes, but based on their size and numbers I think it's more likely that these are filamentous bacteria.


charlie g
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Re: Is this filamentous bacteria?

#2 Post by charlie g » Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:33 am

Hello, macro mo, yes these are bacteria, Forget about video captures and try and use your higher magnification/higher NA objectives...40X, 60X, 'bite the bullet' and use your oil-immersion 100X objective on these neighbors of ours.

thanks for sharing this encounter, charlie g

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Re: Is this filamentous bacteria?

#3 Post by macnmotion » Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:20 pm

Thanks for the comment. Part of the video used a 40x. Next time I see this I'll go for my 40x oil and switch my sensor crop to 1.5x. For now that's as large as I'm capable of going.

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