March 8, 2020


Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-03-08

Here is spirulina powder in water, after a few minutes of soaking. Dry spirulina powder looks rather boring under the microscope - just nondescript green blobs. But add some water and they appear to self assemble into macaroni-like structures, some of which form nearly closed loops. Thanks to John Alan Elson for his web page on spirulina powder under a microscope, which inspired us to try it ourselves.

Equipment used: AmScope M150C microscope at 400x magnification

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