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Bdelloid Rotifer from a birdbath

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#1 polaroidia

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:11 PM

My first post to the microscope section of this site.

A bdelloid rotifer through a 50 year old Swift microscope and a Canon EOS Rebel T1i.

Magnification 160X cropped photo.

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#2 deepwoods1

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:33 PM

That looks sooooo cool! I wouldn't want to be hunted down by that!



#3 TOMDEY

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:51 AM

Nice! I did that microscopy stuff when I was a kid, using a film camera, B&W film, and developing it in my parents' bathroom. That looks like a stentor!

 

I have microscopes and keep planning to get back into that. Just as much fun as astronomy and... a lot cheaper!

 

Hmmm... with winter coming on... Tom



#4 Dynan

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:03 AM

That's QUITE the spaceship! Tardigrades have nothing on that design...



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 07:05 PM

Indeed they are fascinating - and can you imagine what people thought of Leeuwenhoek in 1703 when he described this phylum?lol.gif 

 

Am looking at a preparation from our birdbath projecting onto a hi-def screen from my scope at 100X 


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#6 NGC704

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 08:19 PM

Super cool -- I'll never forget discovering those things (from - yes - a birdbath!) many years ago (and yes, the ID is correct). Aren't they crazy? Fellow astro folks who don't yet have a microscope, if you think the picture is wild just wait till you get a load of a living one for yourself, it'll blow you away. The myriad wee beasties you find in birdbaths, ponds, etc., make it easy to see where inspiration for sci-fi space aliens might come from. And such critters as this are well within the range of even the humblest (read: cheapest) microscopes.




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