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PostSubject: Bacteria Under Microscope   Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:24 pm

Hi all,

Just got a new scope at work decided to bring it home and take a look at some at some of the bacteria deep in the gravel substrate of my turtle tank. Just another look at our hobby and the ecosystems we enjoy.





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PostSubject: Re: Bacteria Under Microscope   Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:36 am

That looks interesting!  Hope those are "good" bacteria. *lol*  
That big one in the first video reminds me of a dust mite.
The third one looks more familiar - some kind of planarian flatworm, maybe?  Did you use one drop of water per slide?  Thanks for posting these videos. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bacteria Under Microscope   Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:39 am

I captured all the life forms on 1 single drop of water, the dust mite looking creature is a ciliate and is a good indicator bug for a healthy denitrifying bacteria population. the flat worm i have no clue about, i have a biologist comming in at the end of the month i am going to ask him what it is and what type of indicator it is. I am going to assume it is an indication of an older bacteria bed, probably a good time to hydrovac about 40% of the gravel bed to achieve a younger sludge age.
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PostSubject: Re: Bacteria Under Microscope   Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:23 am

The flatworm (#3) looks like maybe one of the Catenulida.
#2 I'm guessing a copepod like Cyclops (early instar, not adult)
#1 I dunno - looks sorta like an ostracod, but a ciliate makes sense too.
Are they all at the same or different magnifications?

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PostSubject: Re: Bacteria Under Microscope   Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:11 pm

they were done under 400 magnification, i normally look around the slide at 200 and when i find something interesting i zoom in at 400.

The worm is a nematode and the other 2 were ciliates.

The kids were amazed at what they had seen living in the gravel substrate.
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PostSubject: Re: Bacteria Under Microscope   Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:39 am

That's really awesome, I love this kind of stuff! Thanks so much for sharing!

What kind of money are we talking and how could I procure a scope like that one?

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PostSubject: Re: Bacteria Under Microscope   Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:14 am

The Scope i use is around $6,000 with the camera and video capabilities, but you can get a hobby grade scope off of amazon that will work just fine for viewing pond water, fish tank bacteria and all sorts of cool stuff for a whole lot cheaper.
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