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Protists of the Pond. Joanne Johnson. You won’t believe what’s underneath the surface…. Collecting the Samples.

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Protists of the pond

Protists of the Pond

Joanne Johnson

You won’t believe what’s underneath the surface….


Collecting the samples

Collecting the Samples

1. First, I grabbed samples from five different locations in the campus pond. I tried to get each sample from about six inches deep, near the silt where the protists were likely to be.

2. Next, I went to the lab and moved my samples to vented containers that had wheat germ seeds in them. This would provide enough air and food for any protists in my sample to grow and divide.

3. I put the samples in the 22 C incubator for about four days so that the protists had plenty of time to grow. When I put them under the microscope yesterday, here’s what I found:


Location 1 at 2 5 6 pm

Location 1 at 2:56pm


10x magnification under compound microscope

10x Magnification Under Compound Microscope

pincers

Vacuole or nucleus


10x magnification under compound microscope1

10x Magnification Under Compound Microscope


Location 2 at 2 58 p m

Location 2 at 2:58 pm


Sheldon 10x magnification under compound microscope

Sheldon: 10x Magnification Under Compound Microscope


Location 3 at 3 03 pm

Location 3 at 3:03 pm


Protists of the pond

Level 2.5 Magnification Under Dissecting Microscope


Location 4 at 3 05 pm

Location 4 at 3:05 pm


Protists of the pond

Level 2.5 Magnification Under Dissecting Microscope


Location 5 at 3 10 pm

Location 5 at 3:10 pm


Protists of the pond

Level 2.5 Magnification Under Dissecting Microscope


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