Everything about Amoeba
Amoeba is one of my favorite microlife to see under the microscope. Because it is transparent and slow-moving, we can watch it in detail. Literally, no privacy! Sorry, Amoeba…
The Microanatomy of Amoeba – Show You the Secret of Amoeba Under a Microscope!
Do you know that an amoeba is a single cell? However, this tiny creature can move, eat, reproduce, and even sense light.
How can it do so many functions within just one cell? In this video, I will show you its secret under a microscope.
Hi Amoeba – Where are you going? See how Amoeba moves under the microscope.
Amoeba consistently changes the shape of its body. Amoeba moves by extending its pseudopodia (like its feet) toward the moving direction. Then, the rest part of its body will follow up.
Since Amoeba is almost transparent, you can easily see all the ingredients inside its cell flowing!
Everything about water bears
A water bear waking up.
After rehydrated a piece of frozen mosses collected in Boston winter, a water bear (Tardigrade) is waking up!
A water bear waking up from a piece of frozen moss.
This is a water bear (official name: Tardigrades) that we found from a piece of frozen moss collected from suburban Boston.
Water bear crawling behind mosses and eating the leaf.
The water bear recovered from a frozen piece of mosses is getting stronger.
Now it is crawling behind mosses and eating the leaf. Good bear!
Everything about pond water microorganisms
Pond water microorganism under microscope.
There are so many interesting things to look at from a drop of pond water. It is totally a “jungle” out there!
Rotifer is a very interesting microorganism that you can easily find in pond water.
Rotifer’s head has a ring of cilia. Rotifer moves its cilia like a rotating wheel to create a vortex and suck in food.
Rotifer anchors itself on a rock or a piece of aquatic plants while feeding.
Rotifer moving by inchworming.
Rotifers move in a way like a caterpillar inchworming.
They anchor at one end and stretch their body to reach the other end.
Ciliates under the microscope.
Ciliates are recovering from a piece of frozen, dried moss and wandering around.