Help me identify these protozoa!

Hello Everyone,

I have found these 2 ciliates in the seawater sample from Prabhadevi beach.Please help me identify these šŸ™‚

I have also tried fitting the high mag lens of the old foldscope to the new one and here are a few videos I captured!

It was pretty tough focusing with the high mag lens initially but after removing the wedge it worked pretty well~

Have Fun Foldscoping šŸ˜€

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Beautiful post mithali. Fantastic idea about the high mag lens.

    Looking more at it; it does look like a marine Euplote. They have an incredible function that they can “walk” with cilia. Isn’t that crazy – absolutely marvelous data. I a, also seeing that somehow when you upload your data; the quality is lower. Try using HD in YouTube setting when you upload the data; since the WhatsApp data set looks much sharper.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euplotes

    Cheers
    Manu

  2. Great videos!

    How did you managed to inset the high mag lens in the new Foldscope?

  3. Mitali says:

    @Manu Sir thankyou for the comments. I do upload the videos in HD. As opposed to your phone If you’re on a pc or laptop you will get an option to change the quality at which you’re watching the video. It should appear sharper than the whatsapp data at 720p ! Will anyways try vimeo next time.
    @Javiercanteros- thank-you! Will do a separate post on it asap!

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