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by keeblur
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Curious about these fungi.
Replies: 0
Views: 3013

Curious about these fungi.

m They are on the inner walls of a plastic cup with some old beer. I know they are likely Ascomycete and appear to exhibit some yeast like traits as far as the nuclear fission and budding, although they have some incredibly thick walls and there appears to be a lot of hyphae around as well, which co...
by keeblur
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Huge Amanita Fungi
Replies: 0
Views: 1733

Huge Amanita Fungi

Although not really micro, thought some people here might appreciate this large amanita I found while looking for a good fishing spot today.

http://imgur.com/a/Qv3CL
by keeblur
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Video of rotifer eating.
Replies: 0
Views: 1976

Video of rotifer eating.

I'm used to seeing Bdelloidea rotifers mostly, which are pretty motile, so hard to capture for very long, but I found this rotifer hanging out on some sediment. Not sure on the species, but the specimen did a good job of showing the current they create, as well as the rejecting of large particles th...
by keeblur
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Video of Euglena asexually splitting.
Replies: 3
Views: 3305

Thanks. It was actually pretty stationary, although holding a camera up to the microscope for 8 minutes was tough.
by keeblur
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Video of Euglena asexually splitting.
Replies: 3
Views: 3305

Video of Euglena asexually splitting.

Thought some of you might appreciate this. It's a Euglena alga which has undergone binary fission in order to asexually reproduce a duplicate of it's DNA, and then laterally splits to produce another individual. Probably sat there for like 45 minutes looking at the thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US4pRrIRVMc
by keeblur
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Any idea what this might be?
Replies: 0
Views: 1963

Any idea what this might be?

This is under 1000x Oil Immersion, taken from some fuzzy looking material that was growing on a plant in an aquatic environment. It appears to have vacuoles, as well as creases on the top and bottom that almost looked like the beginning of furrowing. Any ideas?

http://youtu.be/2y4YDOXNAEA
by keeblur
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution not supported by the facts
Replies: 8
Views: 8746

"Equipping Christians for evangelism" pretty much throws any reasoning out the door.
by keeblur
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Aquatic fungi on Spirogyra?
Replies: 1
Views: 1663

Aquatic fungi on Spirogyra?

Am I right to assume this is most likely an aquatic fungi?

http://imgur.com/a/npE4M
by keeblur
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Blob with cilia around it?
Replies: 0
Views: 1821

Blob with cilia around it?

I took some algae into my micro lab to look under the microscope, and I came across this _at_ 1000x oil immersion. It didn't seem to have any distinct form to it, and it was surrounded in cilia. Wasn't motile at all as far as I could tell. Any ideas what it might be? I thought maybe I smashed someth...
by keeblur
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: please help ID (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

To me it would appear to be some kind of coelastrum.
by keeblur
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Seeking help to ID this microbe.
Replies: 5
Views: 3741

That's what I figured.
by keeblur
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Seeking help to ID this microbe.
Replies: 5
Views: 3741

Re: Seeking help to ID this microbe.

Thanks!

I also notice that Euglenophyta(Euglenoids) are also classified in my Phycology book. Is the distinction between them being protozoan or algal not set in stone so much?