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Old 07/14/2006, 02:25 AM   #114
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There's probably stuff like this already in the thread, but hey, maybe not? Below are some pix and vids I shot with the QX5 for the Mandarin Thread (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...61#post7740361) - in a nutshell, I sampled 1 L-Strain Rotifer Culture and 1 SS-Strain Rotifer Culture. Seived both through 53 micron and seived the flow-through in a secondary 10 micron seive. It's really worth noting the amount of TINY life prospering in the L-Strain Culture; meanwhile the SS-Strain culture had virtually NOTHING other than rotifers....not even worth showing the pics and vids of what was collected via the 10 micron from the SS-Sample...again, literally NOTHING.

One other note, I chilled the samplings in the freezer for a minute or two to SLOW these tiny creatures WAY DOWN...normally they're almost a blur under the microscope, especially at 200X.

Videos are .avi; roughly 1 to 2.5 mb a shot.

L-Strain Rotifers at 60X - numerical measurments are 1 MM

Video - http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoree...0X_chilled.avi

SS-Strain Rotifers at 60X - numerical measurments are 1 MM

Video - http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoree...0X_chilled.avi

L-Strain Rotifers at 200X - numerical measurements are 200 um (microns, micrometers etc..)

Video -
http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoree...0X_chilled.avi

SS-Strain Rotifers at 200X - numerical measurements are 200 um (microns, micrometers etc..)

Video - http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoree...0X_chilled.avi

L-Strain Culture, smaller than 53 microns but larger than 10 @ 60X:

Video - http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoree...0X_chilled.avi

FWIW,

Matt


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