Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Unknown Pond Life

Time to dust off the microscope and see what I can see.
This creature reminds me of a fresh water shrimp but I don't think it is:

Unknown Pond Life

So far it doesn't match anything in the references I have.
The nearest I've got - it looks to be an amphipod. It may have been damaged when I sucked up some water from the pond in a small syringe. The large end of the creature should be the head end.

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    1. Simon. Very much unseen as I couldn't spot it with a magnifying glass.

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  2. I don't know what it is, but it's cool!

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    1. Kelly, I find micro creatures fascinating.

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  3. As long as it never ends up on my plate its fine by me.

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    1. Weaver, at half a mm I don't think it would do us much harm but better where it belongs - in the pond.

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    1. TWG: There's a whole new micro world we rarely see.

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  5. I missed this but fascinating as it is I can't identify it.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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