Symsagittifera roscoffensis

I have the chance to live by the sea in the north west of France, in Brittany. Here, it’s quite easy to sample Symsagittifera roscoffensis directly on the beach during the low tide. They basically look like this under the foldscope : These free-living acoelomorph worms, formerly called Convoluta roscoffensis, have a characteristical green color…

Day 17: A Worm meets an explosive end.

The pond water has reached a stable state with several animals below the duckweed top layer. Animals like rotifers and Daphnia are a healthy sign that the water is not depleted of oxygen. A small moving object caught my attention, and I put it on the slide along with some duckweed. It was a quick…

Watching muscles in action 

Geometry is an integral part of living structures. “Shape and form” defines function all the way from molecules to muscle architectures in multi-cellular animals. Intrigued by my previous foldscope adventures of looking at a head of an ant; this time I decided to find more “wrigling things” in the water. I am just amazed to…