Jun 7-9, 2009
This was taken from a shallow marshy spot at the base of a hill. There were many floating green clumps, some containing moss and others almost entirely coarse, tangled algae, which proved to be Vaucheria. The whole surface of the water was covered in jumping little springtails, and there were many large fly larvae at the bottom.
There were round germinating Vaucheria nearly everwhere, but otherwise the sample was dominated by ostracods. There were also several copepod and midge larvae, along with some other arthropods and worms. There were only a few protozoa, mainly spirotrichs on the algae and small sessilids on the algae and ostracods.
↬ Thanks to zoologist Dr. Alexander Kostenko for the identification of Phaenocora.