Here’s another video through the microscope… a protist going about its day as a couple others do the same thing in the background. You can’t see the cilia waving around but if you watch the debris in the water around the protist, you can see the disturbance they make.
Taken with an OMAX A3550S camera through an OMAX M82ES microscope.
After all the Arduino and 3D printing and Raspberry Pi posts, it might be a bit of a surprise that microbiology is another one of my hobbies. I find it amazing how little tiny blobs of life still go about their days, eating, reproducing, and eventually getting eaten. Life is fascinating and pretty disgusting! It can be a pain to prepare samples, but when things work out it’s really worth it.
I took this particular video through my microscope a little while ago. I dug some goop out of the fish tank, put it in some water, and let it settle and spread out for a day before putting it under the microscope. There was quite the assortment of life to be seen, but the star of the show was this flatworm. It sniffed around for a while and did what could be best described as “squooshing” before making a break for it.