I was exploring an algal sample from an artificial lotus pond’s water.
I came across a curious looking organism, which on being rotated by a worm appeared more clearly. It has a macronucleus, and other possible structures.
Based on its overall shape, presence of cilia (visible initially), macronucleus and other features, I hypothesized that it might be a paramecium.
The organism is overall quite transparent, and I have to admit I lost it on the slide after a while navigating through it.
Maginfication is 140x (foldscope) and varies 2-3.5x (on smartphone).
I am collecting freshwater samples and analysing them through the foldscope. This started as a hobby, and my biology teacher suggested me to take it up a proper project, so I would like to seek coordination of this wonderful community in helping me identify the wonders of the microcosmos. I will upload more samples subsequently.