"Spathidium"

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jackieone
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"Spathidium"

#1 Post by jackieone » Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:00 am

My best guess is that this ciliate is a Spathidium. Surely a beautiful and graceful creature, I nicknamed him the "Slipper creature" until I researched and found what I think is his real name.

Unfortunately I did not get a lot of footage, and it wasn't the best, but this is my tribute to another resident of my garden plate-pools.

https://youtu.be/Lo3ldp8g-NE

Enjoy!

macnmotion
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Re: "Spathidium"

#2 Post by macnmotion » Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:40 am

Nice capture!

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Re: "Spathidium"

#3 Post by Javier » Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:53 pm

Nice capture, I have never seen one of those yet.

jackieone
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Re: "Spathidium"

#4 Post by jackieone » Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:35 pm

You know what surprises me the most about these ciliates?
Well, not just these specifically, but all the other strange creatures I come across - I ask myself: where do they come from? How do they show up in my plate of debris, or under a flower pot? Amazing.

Considering the digital microscope I'm using, it's a gift to see these beauties.

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Re: "Spathidium"

#5 Post by Francisco » Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:04 pm

Nice!

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