Algae in pond water

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad
June 19-20, 2018

 

Filamentous algae

Thin strands of filamentous algae are seen in the above picture.

Live diatoms and micro arthropods are seen moving actively around  the algae (may be in search of food).

We are not sure about the name of the algae, whether they are Ulothrix or Oedogonium. Can anyone help out?

Swathi K. & Vijitha S.; TSWREIS Mulugu

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Cyanobacterial colony, is our guess after looking at other samples from the same puddle. See https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=47204. Requesting experts to comment. Thanks. – Jayashree

  2. Manu Prakash says:

    The easiest way to identify cyanobacteria is also from motility. Try running a longer time lapse – and you will see the glide all over the map.

    Fantastic work – keep exploring.

    cheers
    manu

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