Sea mat on seaweed with star-like fringes to colony
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I will come to agree very soon
I am investigating Electra pilosa at this very moment and these have the elongated cells which are quite irregularly arranged but with an additional small cell at one end, from which a single stalk emerges.
Take a look here https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByoxPfmErX6jNnpZeWVIa0RhS2s/edit?usp=sha...
What do you think? (new binoscope pic!)
Is the link in this comment to your own photo? If so, what a good binoscope you have acquired, and with a scale too.
I will reserve my comments for your own posting,
I'm holding off for a day to get some sleep.
Yes for £149 here
http://www.apexmicroscopes.co.uk/apexexplorerplus.html a long-lasting investment, better than 1.2% in the Saver!
Yes, it's my picture. I have been using Google Drive for a while; it allows for storage and individual hot-links to pictures so that chosen people can have access - it's very controllable.
Here's another https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByoxPfmErX6jV2JPclJ1N0tlZ0k/edit?usp=sha...
Don't overdo it! Your nice binoscope pic looks good for E. pilosa from my knowledge of it, with of course a lot more detail than my field photo. I was going mostly on growth form, habit and the general shape of the zoids, though the small extra cells with projecting spines are visible in the original (I'll add a crop of this).
Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.
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