Photos / Sounds

Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 20, 2021 03:29 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of new bird bath obtained 20210503.

Discosea - Photo (c) Fabien Piednoir, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Class Discosea, a member of Protozoans (Kingdom Protozoa)
Added on June 21, 2021.
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Observer

woodillj

Date

June 19, 2021 11:18 AM PDT

Description

  • From marine sample (sand and water), collected at shoreline.
  • Magnification: images 1-5, 1000x; images 6-8, 600x.
  • Approximate length: 32 µm.
  • Video on Vimeo.
  • ID: ELPB-LGT40

Stephanopogon - Photo (c) ja:User:NEON, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Genus Stephanopogon, a member of Protozoans (Kingdom Protozoa)
Added on June 20, 2021.
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Observer

mnold1

Date

June 16, 2021 07:48 PM EDT

Description

Mag. 400x
Not certain about the ID, however, I am certain that a large, pennate diatom was on its lunch menu... a ciliate's hoagie! @bdstaylor :o)
A water sample was taken on 6/15/2021 using a 10 micron dip net to enrich for microorganisms.

Uroleptus limnetis - Photo no rights reserved
bdstaylor's ID: Complex Uroleptus limnetis, a member of Hypotrich (Subclass Hypotrichia)
Added on June 20, 2021.
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Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 16, 2021 08:40 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of new bird bath obtained 20210503. Chlorophytan aglae is still experiencing a strong bloom and now greatly outnumber the diatoms. Pleurostomatida were last observed 2021-06-08 (Expedition 56.1 - Microbes in Bird Bath S2 #4.1).

Discosea - Photo (c) Fabien Piednoir, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Class Discosea, a member of Protozoans (Kingdom Protozoa)
Added on June 19, 2021.
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Photos / Sounds

What

Suctoria Subclass Suctoria

Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 16, 2021 08:40 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of new bird bath obtained 20210503. Chlorophytan aglae is still experiencing a strong bloom and now greatly outnumber the diatoms. Pleurostomatida were last observed 2021-06-08 (Expedition 56.1 - Microbes in Bird Bath S2 #4.1).

Perhaps Sphaerophrya?

Suctoria - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Suctoria (Subclass Suctoria)
Added on June 19, 2021.
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Observer

woodillj

Date

June 18, 2021 03:34 PM PDT

Description

  • From marine sample (sand and water), collected at shoreline.
  • Magnification: 600x.
  • Approximate length: 22 µm.
  • Paroral membrane more readily visible in video linked following.
  • Video on Vimeo.
  • ID: ELPB-LGT40

Cyclidiidae - Photo (c) Picturepest, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bdstaylor's ID: Family Cyclidiidae, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 19, 2021.
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Observer

woodillj

Date

June 18, 2021 02:18 PM PDT

Description

  • From marine sample (sand and water), collected at shoreline.
  • ~~Probably testate amoeba, test probably empty.~~
  • Magnification: 600x.
  • Approximate length: 89 µm.
  • ID: ELPB-LGT40

Tintinnina - Photo (c) Tintinnidguy, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Suborder Tintinnina, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 19, 2021.
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Photos / Sounds

What

Hypotrich Subclass Hypotrichia

Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 17, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of the ephemeral bird bath (fills and dries with the weather). This bird bath has contained rainwater constantly for approximately two and a half weeks at the time of this observation.

Hypotrich - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Hypotrich (Subclass Hypotrichia)
Added on June 18, 2021.
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Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 17, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of the ephemeral bird bath (fills and dries with the weather). This bird bath has contained rainwater constantly for approximately two and a half weeks at the time of this observation.

Spirotrichea - Photo (c) Tintinnidguy, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Class Spirotrichea, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 18, 2021.
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Observer

mnold1

Date

June 16, 2021

Description

Mag. 400x
Difficult to resolve (need phase (@bdstaylor !) - Each cell appears to have 3 appendages that seem to form a tripod. These appendages did not move nor did the cell swarm (as Diplophrys did in a colonial setting, see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/72584434). I'm completely stumped with this one. Ideas Bruce and Roman? @roman_romanov
A water sample was taken on 6/15/2021 using a 10 micron dip net to enrich for microorganisms.

Desmarella - Photo (c) MikeN, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bdstaylor's ID: Genus Desmarella, a member of Protozoans (Kingdom Protozoa)
Added on June 18, 2021.
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Observer

mnold1

Date

June 16, 2021 08:06 PM EDT

Description

Mag. 400x
A water sample was taken on 6/15/2021 using a 10 micron dip net to enrich for microorganisms.

Arcella gibbosa - Photo (c) Lama Mark Webber, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bdstaylor's ID: Arcella gibbosa, a member of Lobose Amoebae (Class Lobosa)
Added on June 18, 2021.
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

mnold1

Date

June 16, 2021 09:47 PM EDT

Description

Mag. 400x
A water sample was taken on 6/15/2021 using a 10 micron dip net to enrich for microorganisms.

Lesquereusia - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Genus Lesquereusia, a member of Lobose Amoebae (Class Lobosa)
Added on June 18, 2021.
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What

Life

Observer

biofeldscher

Date

June 17, 2021 06:00 PM UTC

Description

Скрин видео.

Loxodes - Photo (c) cwwood, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Genus Loxodes, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 18, 2021.
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

mnold1

Date

June 16, 2021

Description

Mag. 400x
Difficult to resolve (need phase (@bdstaylor !) - Each cell appears to have 3 appendages that seem to form a tripod. These appendages did not move nor did the cell swarm (as Diplophrys did in a colonial setting, see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/72584434). I'm completely stumped with this one. Ideas Bruce and Roman? @roman_romanov
A water sample was taken on 6/15/2021 using a 10 micron dip net to enrich for microorganisms.

Choanoflagellatea - Photo (c) Roman, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bdstaylor's ID: Class Choanoflagellatea, a member of Protozoans (Kingdom Protozoa)
Added on June 18, 2021.
Maverick

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Observer

vicentefranch

Date

May 17, 2021 05:32 PM CEST
Nassulidae - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Family Nassulidae, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 17, 2021.
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Observer

vicentefranch

Date

May 17, 2021 05:32 PM CEST
Nassula - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Genus Nassula, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 17, 2021.
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 10, 2021 09:36 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of the ephemeral bird bath (fills and dries with the weather). This bird bath has contained rainwater constantly for approximately one and a half weeks at the time of this observation.

Most excitingly, operculariids have moved in.

Pleurostomatida - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Order Pleurostomatida, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 12, 2021.
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Observer

vicentefranch

Date

May 21, 2021 12:22 PM CEST

Description

U. musculus ??

Uroleptus limnetis - Photo no rights reserved
bdstaylor's ID: Complex Uroleptus limnetis, a member of Hypotrich (Subclass Hypotrichia)
Added on June 10, 2021.
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Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 8, 2021 08:55 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of new bird bath obtained 20210503. Operculariids still the strongly dominant peritrich.

Pleurostomatida - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Order Pleurostomatida, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 09, 2021.
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What

Paramecium Genus Paramecium

Observer

sophiapak

Date

June 8, 2021 08:29 AM EDT
Paramecium - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Paramecium (Genus Paramecium)
Added on June 09, 2021.
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Observer

sophiapak

Date

June 8, 2021 08:26 AM EDT
Amoebidae - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Family Amoebidae, a member of Lobose Amoebae (Class Lobosa)
Added on June 09, 2021.
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Observer

john_plunket

Date

June 3, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

Description

From HGTC retention pond. 100x.

Loxodes - Photo (c) cwwood, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Genus Loxodes, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 08, 2021.
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Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 6, 2021 09:13 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of new bird bath obtained 20210503. Vorticellids seem to have disappeared. Operculariids have moved in!

Oxytrichidae - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Family Oxytrichidae, a member of Hypotrich (Subclass Hypotrichia)
Added on June 08, 2021.
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 6, 2021 09:13 PM EDT

Description

Continued observation of new bird bath obtained 20210503. Vorticellids seem to have disappeared. Operculariids have moved in!

Pleurostomatida - Photo (c) Proyecto Agua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bdstaylor's ID: Order Pleurostomatida, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 08, 2021.
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

vicentefranch

Date

May 19, 2021 05:14 PM CEST

Description

No good images, without cover. Sorry.
Initially I thought for Amphileptus, but this critter has one macronucleus only (?)

Amphileptus - Photo (c) Don Loarie, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bdstaylor's ID: Genus Amphileptus, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 07, 2021.
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Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 6, 2021 09:23 PM EDT

Description

Microbes in Bird Bath S1.

Cyclidiidae - Photo (c) Picturepest, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bdstaylor's ID: Family Cyclidiidae, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 07, 2021.
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Observer

kenk

Date

June 2, 2021 06:17 PM PDT
Stentor roeselii - Photo (c) Diana Marcela Sanchez Lobo, all rights reserved
bdstaylor's ID: Stentor roeselii, a member of Stentor (Genus Stentor)
Added on June 06, 2021.
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Observer

mnold1

Date

June 4, 2021 02:54 PM EDT

Description

Mag. 400x
Filose amoeba test. For comparison, see: https://www.arcella.nl/euglypha-acanthophora/. Enlarge photo 1 to see the serrations decorating the scales surrounding the opening in the test.
A pond-edge water sample was collected on 6/2/2021 using a 10 micron dip net to enrich for microorganisms. Air temp. 67F

Euglypha acanthophora - Photo (c) Bert Raccoon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bdstaylor's ID: Euglypha acanthophora, a member of Kelp, Diatoms, and Allies (Kingdom Chromista)
Added on June 06, 2021.
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Observer

pierrelfr

Date

June 3, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

Description

Collected on May 27, 2021. Length 140µ. Last two photos are gifs.

Holophrya - Photo (c) plingfactory, all rights reserved
bdstaylor's ID: Genus Holophrya, a member of Ciliates (Phylum Ciliophora)
Added on June 05, 2021.
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Photos / Sounds

What

Opercularia (Ciliate) Genus Opercularia

Observer

shanesmicroscope

Date

June 3, 2021 07:19 PM EDT

Description

Operculariids still quite numerous in this location. Hypotrichs have disappeared. Very few rotifers. It is interesting to me that the population is so different from sample #2 (same original source) kept indoors since 2021-02-24 (sample #2 is dominated by rotifers, has plenty of hypotrichs, and very few operculariids).

Opercularia (Ciliate) - Photo (c) Shane Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bdstaylor's ID: Opercularia (Ciliate) (Genus Opercularia)
Added on June 05, 2021.
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