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Old 01/28/2016, 10:48 PM   #2859
taricha
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Here's some shots on 400x


I took a series of this view shifting focal plane slightly on each shot, animated.
Here https://goo.gl/photos/qS1dc3C3uzCpbmvZ8

Working my way through this link http://botany.si.edu/references/dinoflag/
In case anyone else gets these, I'm fairly comfortable with thinking it's a Coolia.
Images here http://eol.org/pages/91075/media?page=12

For others trying to ID something that isn't the most common 2 or 3 families, two sources in addition to my link from above that I found helpful.

http://planktonnet.awi.de
Search "dinoflagellate" or any more specific term. It has lots of light microscope photos. Electron scope pics don't really look much like what we see through our scopes.

And finally Encyclopedia of Life. eol.org Couldn't find any other source with more than a couple pics of Coolia. EOL had 20+ pages of pics.

One issue with photo IDs. You think you have a match, then find out it doesn't hang out in the sand and prefers arctic waters.


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3 days in, Operation: Grow Algae has so far, not shown any signs of increasing algae, but the dinos have intensified very noticeably. Still no harmful livestock effects that I can see, so that's good.

The patch at the front of the tank with the species I haven't ID yet has gotten thick enough I could siphon a hunk of pure dinos.
Here's some shots on 400x


I took a series of this view shifting focal plane slightly on each shot, Google photos stitched it into an animation.
Can see it here https://goo.gl/photos/qS1dc3C3uzCpbmvZ8

I think I let the sample dry, then added water back, seemed to separate the armor off the dinos.



I'll stop spamming thread with pics for ID, since this is about the best I can do. Working my way through this link http://botany.si.edu/references/dinoflag/ to see what I come up with.



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