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Atherix ibis (fly) aquatic larva | Larva | Nikon Small World

mucholderthen: “ THE DEMON LORD OF FLY LARVAE Atherix ibis fly - aquatic larva Technique: Stereomicroscopy Fabrice Parais Cedex, France No, this is not a fly larva standing on its hind legs,.

Bdelloidea are microscopic aquatic animals that are related to roundworms

Bdelloidea are microscopic aquatic animals that are related to roundworms, found in freshwater and moist soil. Interestingly, a male has never been observed within the species; females reproduce exclusively by parthenogenesis (without fertilization).

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Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a tardigrade (Macrobiotus sp.), or water bear. This tiny invertebrate lives in aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats such as lichen and damp moss. Magnification: when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

Water bears (or tardigrades) are tiny invertebrates that live in aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats such as lichen and damp moss. Echiniscus granulatus is a herbivorous species that feeds on moss cells. Water bears are found throughout the world, including regions of extreme temperature, such as hot springs, and extreme pressure, such as deep underwater.

Water Bear

Water Bear Photograph - Water bears (or tardigrades) are tiny invertebrates that live in aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats such as lichen and damp moss. They require water to obtain oxygen by gas exchange.

Small animals seen in the Scanning Electron Microscope - ciliates

Small animals seen in the Scanning Electron Microscope - Ciliates: a type of protozoa

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Clepto Octopus by Rai Fernandez. > I read recently that octopus tentacle muscle is very close to our tongue muscle, which are both kind of different in the critter kingdom. Correct me, please.

Bryozoa | 2010 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World

A Bryozoa, a tiny aquatic filter-feeder is seen at magnification. Image made by Jocelyn Cheng of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. (Courtesy of Nikon Small World)

Author Renee Silvana: T is for Tardigrade

WATER BEARS IN SPACE! The water bear, or TARDIGRADE, is so small it measures in angstroms, not millimeters. The Swedes sent some into space in The tiny critters survived the vacuum of space, the intense cold and radiation for 8 days!

biocanvas:  Jumping spider eyesWHAT’S THAT?With a near 360° field of view, jumping spiders have incredibly advanced visual systems. They have four pairs of specialized eyes, and their two front-facing ones (seen here) possess resolution that surpasses all insects and even some mammals. They use their eyes to perform bizarre mating rituals and intricate hunting maneuvers…all with a brain the size of a poppy seed.WHAT’S THE LATEST?For the first time, scientists at Cornell University have…

Place Noah Fram-Schwartz Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Jumping Spider Eyes Reflected Light (courtesy of Nikon Small World)

Seasquirts  What a good composition.  Good art photo.

ichthyologist: “ Seasquirts Tunicate blood has high levels of the transition metal vanadium and lithium. Some specimens can concentrate vanadium levels to 1 million the times of the surrounding sea.

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