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widukind

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Re: Plankton and Protozoa
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2017, 07:48:21 PM »
Very nice too :)

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Re: Plankton and Protozoa
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2017, 08:50:07 PM »

Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba [ID is speculative], (Burger King kids meal toy), 2011, the larger krill is about 2.4 in. or 6.1 cm.


Posterior view. The characters, Rockin' Will and Bill from Happy Feet Two, perform a rocking motion when the levers beneath are squeezed together.

Krill are small shrimp-like crustaceans in class Malacostraca, but are not decapods, classified as a sister group in superorder Eucarida. Here we list them on the plankton thread, although they are correctly called plankton only while larvae. Adult length is 2.4 in., similar to the figures. The Antarctic krill have perhaps the largest total biomass of any species, food for whales, seals, penguins, and other predators.

We can appreciate that this important crustacean is represented by a toy, even though we prefer 3D figures instead of 2D. Purchased on eBay.

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Re: Plankton and Protozoa
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2017, 07:45:31 PM »
Three protozoans as pressed-glass figurines. Normally I do not collect glass figurines, but as a parasitologist, human parasite figures cannot be ignored. These were bought on Etsy from Trilobite Glassworks.

left to right: Giardia duodenalis (syn. G. intestinalis, G. lamblia) (trophozoite), Trichomonas vaginalis (trophozoite), Toxoplasma gondii (tachyzoite)