Detritus worm

Detritus worms are nematodes which can be seen commonly in aquariums.

Larval stages of Filarial nematodes

One milliliter of blood was mixed with nine milliliter of 2% formalin. The mixture was centrifuged at 5,000 rpm for 5 min and the supernatant was discarded. To the sediment, few drops of methylene blue solution was added. A drop of the solution was placed on slide with a cover slip above and examined under…

The Compost Bunch

I’ve only just started out testing my Foldscope and these are my first shots of trying to get down with the compost crew from my kitchen composting bucket. I’m interested in soil biology, or rather compost food web diversity for producing quality compost tea. It’s very exciting to actually be able to asses the diversity…

Plant parasitic Nematode

Plant parasitic nematode isolated from the soil of sugarcane field  (coimbatore, Tamilnadu). Nematodes are the most numerous multi cellular animals on earth. A handful of soil will contain thousands of the microscopic worms, many of them parasites of insects, plants or animals.  

Help me identify these

I’m totally new to the world of microcosmos. My formal academic background in biology ends at 10th grade(In India). This is a drop of puddle water, and looks like someone’s having breakfast! Can someone help me identify this predator and the prey? (I have probably misunderstood the scene. Experts suggested this is probably a mating…