Pond Checkup

Yesterday, I checked up on the pond next door, which is by the abandoned house which we bought and are just renovating. I had high hopes for this pond -- it was the only pond we had around and was on top of a hill, so all pollutants (if any) would run down onto the road.

Deep into the evening, my dad went over with a jar to get some of the pond scum. The temperature was 34°F (1.111°C) and was quite chilly. We got half jar.

After getting one drop from the sample, we found that it was teeming with life! A nematode worm went lumbering by, looking for decaying matter and parameciums zipped around, gorging on plant matter. I could have never hoped for better!

Unfortunately, I did not have my microscope camera yet. It was still coming in the mail from California and should arrive on Monday, 30 November, so I did not manage to take any pictures. The model is AmScopeMD35A.

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Scum Jar

Mountain View

Publicado por tiskolin tiskolin, 28 de noviembre de 2015

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tiskolin

Fecha

Noviembre 27, 2015

Descripción

from pond

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Paramecio (Género Paramecium)

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tiskolin

Fecha

Noviembre 27, 2015

Descripción

from pond

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Ciliados (Filo Ciliophora)

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tiskolin

Fecha

Noviembre 27, 2015

Descripción

Small, fast ciliates that zoomed around the microscope slide. from pond

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