We had the annual “looking at muck down a microscope” practical last week. As usual, the best thing we saw was a ciliate in some pond water, in this case a little trumpet animalcule:Previous winners: Vorticella and Lacrymaria. The Ciliata really are the phylum that keeps on giving.
Neat. I remember the boat-shaped diatoms that I saw in that practical in the first year. I hope that you’ll keep posting, because you post interesting thing!
Cheers! I have had about a dozen posts half-written since last summer, but keep not finding the time to finish them. I shall make an effort over the summer…