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Haematococcus pluvialis

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:54 pm
by Waxcap
Here's what I found in my bird bath today. There are a couple of rotifers, some green algae and those striking red globes are the resting cysts of Haematococcus pluvialis, a species of Chlorophyta from the family Haematococcaceae - it's what is usually responsible for turning the water in bird baths red.

Dave.
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Re: Haematococcus pluvialis

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:32 pm
by Chris Yeates
Lovely image Dave
life is sadly too short to look at everything which deserves it . . .