Chaos spec.
Chaos spec., 500 µm - Laegieskamp

 

 

Chaos spec.

 

This large amoeba was found in floating debris, March 2013, short after the ice on the ditches had melted. It was present in several samples from the Naardermeer and Laegieskamp. There was large variation in size between cells. The number of nuclei was difficult to count because of the ample food inclusions. An estimate number is 30 per amoeba. Several cells were completely green because of the ingested algae, which were no zoochlorellae. In the same samples also large numbers of Trichamoeba myakka were present, together with Trichamoeba sinuosa.

 

 

Chaos spec.
Chaos spec., 1350 µm - Laegieskamp
Chaos spec., c. 10 nuclei visible (arrow indicates one), each c. 15 µm.
Chaos spec.
Chaos spec., 500 µm, with ingested green algae. The specimen is somewhat flattened between cover slip and slide.
Chaos spec.
Part of a specimen, total length 850 µm