April 11, 2020

Water Flea

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-04-11

Here are water fleas (Daphnia), which are small nearly transparent freshwater crustaceans of size 0.2 to 5 mm in length. Their hearts can be seen beating under a microscope, and they are known to survive being put under a cover slip when returned to the water.

Equipment used: AmScope M150C microscope with Raspberry Pi camera module V2 (8MP).

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