What is this?

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Hugo52
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What is this?

Post by Hugo52 »

I have now a Olympus tokyo E and made my first photo with 40x lens and camera on the oculair place.
I try to find the super small bears in moss and I found this:
Pls what is it and ho can i determinate this organismes?
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Regards Hugo

Hugo52
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It's a diatom
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Robert Berdan
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Post by Robert Berdan »

HI - as Pau said it is a Diatom - you will find them as slime on rocks in rivers, streams, waterfalls and ponds and there are thousands of shapes and different species.

What caught my eye was your Olympus E microscope. That was my first "real" microscope I purchased over 50 years ago and I am still using it - it is excellent you can buy some additional used accessories on Ebay.com and other online stores.

I have some different photographs of diatoms on my web site along with other organisms from ponds - if Interested in having a look
https://www.canadiannaturephotographer. ... rings.html

A phase contrast kit for your microscope will allow to see and photograph a wider variety of aquatic microorganisms if you don't already have one.

Cheers
RB

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