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by MASZEK
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:00 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: My Vorticella
Replies: 0
Views: 75

My Vorticella

Hello Another old video extracted from the vast archive on my hard drive. It shows a small community of Vorticella ciliates (I think). What is amazing to me is their synchronization and the speed at which their flagella contract. If I remember correctly, I used an oblique light. Lenses: 12.5x and 25...
by MASZEK
Thu Jan 11, 2024 7:40 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Dried plants and UV
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Dried plants and UV

It's a harsh winter where I live. Therefore, I do not have access to natural water reservoirs. And the cultures in my jars are extremely low in new microorganisms. So today I will publish very old photos of dried plants. Year 2019. They look like they were taken with a macro lens, but in fact they a...
by MASZEK
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: The shape and form of Entonomeis pulchra
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: The shape and form of Entonomeis pulchra

I don't know anything about diatoms. On other creatures, not so much. However, I have always admired their delicate, intricate structure. Their symmetry is disturbing and even hypnotizing to me. Sometimes I could look at photos of diatoms for a very long time. As a child, a very long time ago, I saw...
by MASZEK
Wed Dec 27, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Spirostomum in BF and DF
Replies: 0
Views: 900

Spirostomum in BF and DF

This is the first time I've published two videos at the same time.
It won't happen again.
Today Spirostomum filmed in light and dark field.

Regards
Maciej



by MASZEK
Mon Dec 18, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Long time unseen otifer.
Replies: 0
Views: 4856

Long time unseen otifer.

The video comes from my summer outdoor trips.
If you look closely you can see how it feeds.
You can also look at the internal structure.
But I didn't pay attention to such details anymore.
I was happy that I managed to record something at all.

Regards
Maciej

https://youtu.be/DLeWrfm1nJI
by MASZEK
Fri Dec 15, 2023 2:49 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Catenula lemnae again
Replies: 0
Views: 5963

Catenula lemnae again

My home culture of microorganisms is becoming less and less diverse. I'm happy if I even hit something bigger that moves. This sterility may be the result of lack of supplemental feeding. I'll add some biomass and see what the effects will be. Today I will once again present my good friend and frequ...
by MASZEK
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Plant elements and UV
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

Plant elements and UV

Hello.

I like observing the autofluorescence of plants.
Unfortunately, the time of year makes it impossible to acquire new specimens.
That's why I'm publishing my old photos on this topic.
I don't remember, but I don't think I showed them on this forum.

Regards
Maciej
by MASZEK
Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:20 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Paramecium in polarized light.
Replies: 0
Views: 6629

Paramecium in polarized light.

Hello.

Today, the polarized light technique is known to everyone.
So two crossed polarizers.
Some amateur compensator.
And between them there is quite a lively Paramecium.
The polarization effect can be seen quite clearly from the beginning of the second minute.

Regards
Maciej

by MASZEK
Sun Nov 05, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Heliozoa or some amoeba.
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

Heliozoa or some amoeba.

Hello. Today I came across this creature. It comes from a sample from a forest pool. I saw something similar once and thought it was Heliozoa, but my forum friends said it was some kind of amoeba. Therefore, now I don't know what to call it. In one study I found a photo very similar to the one from ...
by MASZEK
Fri Nov 03, 2023 7:01 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Autofluorescence of lichens
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Autofluorescence of lichens

Hello

I have always liked the autofluorescence (for color reasons) of various biological objects.
Today I would like to demonstrate an example of lichen illuminated with UV light.
I found lichen on a small twig I found under a tree.

Regards
Maciej
by MASZEK
Tue Oct 31, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Water flea
Replies: 0
Views: 6061

Water flea

Hello.

Fresh, sweet water from the lake.
The diversity of microorganisms taken from the surrounding environment is decreasing.
I'm glad it happened to me at least.
Today, an immobilized water flea.

Regards.
Maciej

https://youtu.be/rA6xh2jKmeA
by MASZEK
Fri Oct 06, 2023 1:37 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Tardigrada
Replies: 1
Views: 1780

Tardigrada

Hello. I found this Tardigrade in a portion of wet moss from my garden. I also kept the moss in a glass container with water for about 1 hour. After this time, I drained the sample and started searching. Here's the result. Quite a nice person, but so clumsy. However, on the other hand, he is said to...
by MASZEK
Sun Sep 17, 2023 5:17 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Nematodes and Rotifer
Replies: 0
Views: 1246

Nematodes and Rotifer

Two nematodes and one rotifer.
A sample taken from my private pond in a jar. :)
The video is quite long, but as it happens with me, when I find something cool, I can't stop filming.

Regards
Maciej

https://youtu.be/EnTyVZjpq68
by MASZEK
Sat Sep 16, 2023 4:56 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Spirostomum and Cetenula Lemnae
Replies: 0
Views: 1174

Spirostomum and Cetenula Lemnae

Hello.
From my jar on the windowsill.
Lots of Spirostomum and one giant among them.
Cetenula Lemnae.

Regards
Maciej

https://youtu.be/axv8XH_ltgU
by MASZEK
Wed Aug 16, 2023 4:00 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Unfinished division
Replies: 0
Views: 932

Unfinished division

Hello. At first I thought it was an attack of one organism on another. Then I came to the conclusion that I was witnessing the process of division or reproduction. The organism behind is probably the daughter organism. How connected they are can be seen in the waves of contraction that go through bo...