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Hello everyone! Today I will post another video of my favorite pet; Alexander the Tardi-great. ♥️ Alex is a water bear🐻 or a tardigrade🐛 or a moss piglet🐷 you choose the name, I personally call them The Waddles because they waddle A LOT! ♥️ Alex lives in between microscope slides, he has enough food and space to keep on living, there are some other tardigrades in the same slide even. I keep my slides in humidity chambers so the water doesn't evaporate, in this way I keep the same slide alive even for months. I am a big fan of them, even I have a big art piece from @protozoaprincess on my wall. She describes it as
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Hello everyone! today i will post another video of my favorite pet; alexander the tardi-great. ♥️ alex is a water bear🐻 or a tardigrade🐛 or a moss piglet🐷 you choose the name, i personally call them the waddles because they waddle a lot! ♥️ alex lives in between microscope slides, he has enough food and space to keep on living, there are some other tardigrades in the same slide even. i keep my slides in humidity chambers so the water doesn't evaporate, in this way i keep the same slide alive even for months. i am a big fan of them, even i have a big art piece from @protozoaprincess on my wall. she describes it as "the tardigrade has a face only a biologist could love". 😂 we live in a world with billions and billions of other things, they are all around us. once you comprehend that the life is everywhere, from the moss that grows on your garden wall to the puddle on the pavement you jump over everyday, you start to appreciate things better, at least that's how i feel 😊 thank you for watching ♥️
to learn more about tardigrades just read below.
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water bear is an animal at the size of an unicellular, sometimes even smaller. they are found everywhere including antarctica. they can survive freezing, total dehydration, high level radiation and even the vacuum of space by going through something called a tun state, they curl up into a ball and wait until the conditions are favorable. in 2007, nasa put a bunch of tardigrades on a space shuttle then they opened up an air locked door and left them outside in the vacuum of space for 10 days being crazy amount of uv radiation, when they brought them back to earth they saw that tardigrade not only survived the conditions they also laid eggs! also a frozen tardigrade brought back to life after 30 years in ice and has gone on to produce 14 healthy babies.😂
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Happy Sunday! This is a drop of water from one of my homemade cultures♥️. It’s a little ecosystem in a jar and what I find in these jars often changes. I have quite many of them and I prepared some of the jars more than a year ago and still I find different species in them time to time. It’s mostly because of something called ecological succession. Microbial communities grow large and then small according to how much nutrients available to them. At certain times, one species of organism may dominate an environment where the food is plenty for it then after the food gets scarce for this species their number decreases while another species number increases, after some time the second species dominates this ecosystem. This change in species dominance within a particular environment is called ecological succession. That’s the reason I find new species in the same jar after some time and I really love observing these changes. In here, Euglena species dominates this little jar. They are the green ones. They use sunlight to produce food for themselves just like plants and that’s why they are green because they have chloroplasts. They have a light sensor as well, you can see it as a red spot in the cell, called “eyespot or stigma”. They can sense the light source with the eyespot and move towards it in order to get more energy from it. 🌱When the Winter comes and my windowsill gets darker and darker, they will die and another species will dominate this jar. Thank you for watching ♥️
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#science #unicellular #pondlife #veterinary #zoology #ecology #biotechnology #microscope #ecosystem #scientist #algae #animal #biology #microbiology #environment #green #genetics #chemistry #botany #wildlife #virology #cell #evolution #macro #mycology
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Happy sunday! this is a drop of water from one of my homemade cultures♥️. it’s a little ecosystem in a jar and what i find in these jars often changes. i have quite many of them and i prepared some of the jars more than a year ago and still i find different species in them time to time. it’s mostly because of something called ecological succession. microbial communities grow large and then small according to how much nutrients available to them. at certain times, one species of organism may dominate an environment where the food is plenty for it then after the food gets scarce for this species their number decreases while another species number increases, after some time the second species dominates this ecosystem. this change in species dominance within a particular environment is called ecological succession. that’s the reason i find new species in the same jar after some time and i really love observing these changes. in here, euglena species dominates this little jar. they are the green ones. they use sunlight to produce food for themselves just like plants and that’s why they are green because they have chloroplasts. they have a light sensor as well, you can see it as a red spot in the cell, called “eyespot or stigma”. they can sense the light source with the eyespot and move towards it in order to get more energy from it. 🌱when the winter comes and my windowsill gets darker and darker, they will die and another species will dominate this jar. thank you for watching ♥️
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#science #unicellular #pondlife #veterinary #zoology #ecology #biotechnology #microscope #ecosystem #scientist #algae #animal #biology #microbiology #environment #green #genetics #chemistry #botany #wildlife #virology #cell #evolution #macro #mycology
🌱The Rise of Algae 🌱 .
Did you know that algae (including spirulina, astaxanthin, and chlorophyll etc) are all naturally rich in EPA and DHA? Making it a popular option for Vegans in particular to source their essential fatty acids. .
👉 Algae is great, depending on where it blooms… The problem lies in the fact that it is like a sponge for toxins and often, algae forms are grown in areas where there are heavy polluting industries surrounding a volume of water, such as next to an airport strangely enough! The jet engines spew tonnes of burnt and unburnt hydrocarbons, especially during take-off and the Algae just absorbs this, making the finished product not so appealing. .
🌿 What’s the answer for vegan sourced EPA and DHA then? The honest answer is that vegans don’t need to chase fish oils. Remember, tribes that live thousands of kilometres from the sea survive quite well without any fish. The key for vegans is to make their own ‘fish oil’ (EPA and DHA). The good news is that they can, provided they are given 2 things: 1. The raw materials (the essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to make them) and 2. Micronutrients to convert the essential fatty acids through to EPA and DHA.
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 Or you can just wait for Pillar 4! 😉 .
To read the full blog on the above follow the link in our bio!
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#ATP4LIFE #Algae #spirulina #astaxanthin #chlorophyll
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🌱the rise of algae 🌱 .
did you know that algae (including spirulina, astaxanthin, and chlorophyll etc) are all naturally rich in epa and dha? making it a popular option for vegans in particular to source their essential fatty acids. .
👉 algae is great, depending on where it blooms… the problem lies in the fact that it is like a sponge for toxins and often, algae forms are grown in areas where there are heavy polluting industries surrounding a volume of water, such as next to an airport strangely enough! the jet engines spew tonnes of burnt and unburnt hydrocarbons, especially during take-off and the algae just absorbs this, making the finished product not so appealing. .
🌿 what’s the answer for vegan sourced epa and dha then? the honest answer is that vegans don’t need to chase fish oils. remember, tribes that live thousands of kilometres from the sea survive quite well without any fish. the key for vegans is to make their own ‘fish oil’ (epa and dha). the good news is that they can, provided they are given 2 things: 1. the raw materials (the essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to make them) and 2. micronutrients to convert the essential fatty acids through to epa and dha.
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 or you can just wait for pillar 4! 😉 .
to read the full blog on the above follow the link in our bio!
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#atp4life #algae #spirulina #astaxanthin #chlorophyll
Hello everyone! Yesterday I took a sample from a frozen pond, made a hole on this, at least 10cm thick ice and collected some murky water. The sample is incredibly rich in single-celled organisms, I have found many species for the first time. This is one of them, I believe it’s a species belongs to the genus Euplotes. It’s going through something called binary fission, it is an asexual reproduction by a separation of the cell into two new cells. Single-celled organisms can increase their number quickly when the conditions are favorable, such as a lunatic taking them out of a frozen pond and putting them in a jar in his place! 😂 I bet they feel like Spring! Also, another cool thing about this fella is that it has many symbiotic algae in its cell, they give the green color to it. Algae do photosynthesis and produce food for themselves from the sunlight and give some of this food to the organism that they live in and Euplotes provides protection for them. So next time when you feel lonely think of this Euplotes, imagine all the personal space issues it has and be happy, see it could have been worse! At least, that’s what I tell to myself. Often. 😂♥️ Thank you for reading! .
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#science #unicellular #pondlife #veterinary #zoology #ecology #biotechnology #microscope #division #scientist #algae #animal #biology #microbiology #parasitology #green #genetics #chemistry #botany #wildlife #virology #cell #evolution #macro #mycology #education #documentary #medicine #research #photography
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Hello everyone! yesterday i took a sample from a frozen pond, made a hole on this, at least 10cm thick ice and collected some murky water. the sample is incredibly rich in single-celled organisms, i have found many species for the first time. this is one of them, i believe it’s a species belongs to the genus euplotes. it’s going through something called binary fission, it is an asexual reproduction by a separation of the cell into two new cells. single-celled organisms can increase their number quickly when the conditions are favorable, such as a lunatic taking them out of a frozen pond and putting them in a jar in his place! 😂 i bet they feel like spring! also, another cool thing about this fella is that it has many symbiotic algae in its cell, they give the green color to it. algae do photosynthesis and produce food for themselves from the sunlight and give some of this food to the organism that they live in and euplotes provides protection for them. so next time when you feel lonely think of this euplotes, imagine all the personal space issues it has and be happy, see it could have been worse! at least, that’s what i tell to myself. often. 😂♥️ thank you for reading! .
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Oh the things I find outside...and oh the things that pique my interest 🤪💚
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#whatisthis #workfinds #freshairaddict #green #bubbles #algae #pretty #worldswithinworlds #outofthisworld #nature #textures #details #patterns #nothingisordinary #scum #life
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Oh the things i find outside...and oh the things that pique my interest 🤪💚
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#whatisthis #workfinds #freshairaddict #green #bubbles #algae #pretty #worldswithinworlds #outofthisworld #nature #textures #details #patterns #nothingisordinary #s**m #life
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Real time video of microbial life in a drop of water magnified 100x. A clear naked amoeba wiggles around, consuming yellow diatoms. A ciliates moves about at top. A long green strand of Cyanobacteria moves out of frame as a small multicellular clear gastrotrich swims in. Collected from a freshwater Florida spring. The locomotion types may all be different, but all these cells are busy. Check out my last post for a time lapse video of a similar scene from the same drop. #amoeba #cyanobacteria #ciliate #diatom #algae #bacteria #life #gastrotrich #movement #microbe #microbes #pondlife #biology #ecology #biodiversity #ecosystem #cell #cellbiology #locomotion #species #wildlife #animal #nature #pondlife #science
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Real time video of microbial life in a drop of water magnified 100x. a clear n***d amoeba wiggles around, consuming yellow diatoms. a ciliates moves about at top. a long green strand of cyanobacteria moves out of frame as a small multicellular clear gastrotrich swims in. collected from a freshwater florida spring. the locomotion types may all be different, but all these cells are busy. check out my last post for a time lapse video of a similar scene from the same drop. #amoeba #cyanobacteria #ciliate #diatom #algae #bacteria #life #gastrotrich #movement #microbe #microbes #pondlife #biology #ecology #biodiversity #ecosystem #cell #cellbiology #locomotion #species #wildlife #animal #nature #pondlife #science
This 400x phase contrast microscopy reveals giant bacteria!  They are the long dark prokaryotic spiraling strands in the background. The larger ovals are ciliates, single cell eukaryotes full of ingested algae. Some green strands of Cyanobacteria are also present in this drop of water. Have you ever seen bacteria so large? About 200microns each and video is in real time. Collected from a microbial mat in a freshwater Florida spring. There may be 1 trillion species of microbes on earth.. feel free to guess 😎#bacteria #bacterial #ciliate #protist #protozoa #science #cyanobacteria #spaghetti #microbiology #biodiversity #ecology #pondlife #microalgae #algae #nature #wildlife #freshwater #cell #cellbiology #infection #natural #spiral #oddlysatisfying #research #species #life #micro
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This 400x phase contrast microscopy reveals giant bacteria! they are the long dark prokaryotic spiraling strands in the background. the larger ovals are ciliates, single cell eukaryotes full of ingested algae. some green strands of cyanobacteria are also present in this drop of water. have you ever seen bacteria so large? about 200microns each and video is in real time. collected from a microbial mat in a freshwater florida spring. there may be 1 trillion species of microbes on earth.. feel free to guess 😎#bacteria #bacterial #ciliate #protist #protozoa #science #cyanobacteria #spaghetti #microbiology #biodiversity #ecology #pondlife #microalgae #algae #nature #wildlife #freshwater #cell #cellbiology #infection #natural #spiral #oddlysatisfying #research #species #life #micro