I’ve added some new items in my Etsy shop including some new buttons.
These buttons are of different kinds of protozoa microbes most of which are found in fresh water. I love drawing protozoa because they often have interesting cellular shapes such as Dinoflagellates or Amoebas. These are also microbes that are fairly easy to see with a cheap microscope and just whatever local pond water is nearest to you.
Be sure to visit my Etsy shop to see these items and more.
Paramecium are a common ciliate that can be found in many different fresh and marine environments. They are also one of the first ciliates to have been seen under a microscope in the late 17th Century.
Dinoflagellates are known for their strange shape as they have two different shaped flagellum which help them maneuver their environment.
Trichonympha are often found in the gut of termites and break down the cellulose of the wood and plant fibres that termites eat.
Diatoms are the most common Phytoplankton, Diatoms are enclosed in what is called silica which almost looks like a glass exterior and gives them their interesting geometric shapes.
Amoebas are organisms that have the ability to change their body shape usually by extending and retracting what are called pseudopods.
Spirogyra are a type of green algae that is named for the spiral arrangement of their chloroplasts. They are very common within fresh water areas.
Heliozoa are also known as sun-animalcules due to their sun like shape, they have stiff arms that protrude from their body which are used for capturing food.
Volvox are a type of green algae that form spherical colonies out of up to 50,000 different cells.