Microworld

world of amoeboid organisms

Menu
Siemensma Pillersee Opitz
Collecting samples in the Lauchsee moor, June 2012

 

Pillerseetreffen 2012

In the summer of 2012 I took numerous samples in several moors in Tirol, Austria, during the Pillersee seminar, a meeting for microscopist with all kind of interest. The moors are located around the village of Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee. My guide to these locations was Angie Opitz, an expert on these moors and peat bogs and organizer of the seminar.

Tirol, the arrow indicates the village of Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee
The visited moors around the Pillersee.
Fieberbrunn
Lauchseemoor
Reither moor
Sima moor and Schweizer alm
Hochfilzen and Streufilz
Fieberbrunn and St. Jakob i. H. Moor
Recent posts

Actinosphaeridium spec.

Actinosphaeridium spec. Actinosphaeridium spec. Diagnosis: Cell surrounded by a kind of membranous shell. Filopodia with granules, sometimes branching. Cell not stalked, at least not observed.

Read More »

Euglyphidion

Euglyphidion enigmaticum – after Bonnet, 1960 Genus Euglyphidion Bonnet, 196 Diagnosis: Shell hyaline, ovoid, pseudostome circular or slightly elliptical. Shell loosely covered with two types of

Read More »

Leptomyxa spec.

Leptomyxa sp., slowly retracting in response to the light of the microscope Leptomyxa sp. Diagnose: This is a very large amoeba which I found in

Read More »

Zivkovicia spec.

Zivkovicia spec., 200 µm long; the right image is viewed through the aperture Zivkovicia spec.  Diagnosis: Shell pyriform, circular in oral view, with a clear

Read More »

Pontigulasia pentangulostoma

P. pentangulostoma, after Quin et al., 2008 Pontigulasia pentangulostoma Quin, Y., Xei, S., Gu, Y. and Zhou, X., 2008 Diagnosis: Shell is brown, laterally uncompressed,

Read More »

Flabellula citata

Flabellula citata, from Dykova et al., 2008 Flabellula citata Schaeffer, 1926 Diagnosis: Length in locomotion 15-75 µm; width 25-55 µm. Shape very variable, from a

Read More »