Illustrated tables giving an overview of the major groups of the smaller freshwaterlife microscopic to a few mm in size with links to resources on the microscopy uk micscape web site for microscopy enthusiasts or anyone interested in the smaller pond life. Guide to identification of fresh water microorganisms microscopic autotrophic organisms ie algae name picture characteristic taxonomy green algae with flagella small 05 mm 1 flagella 2 small 3 solitary 4 rapid movement phylum chlorophyceae ie chlamyolomonas sp green algae with flagella 5 2mm 1 spherical 2 colonial 3 with two flagella phylum chlorophyceae ie volvox sp . pond life identification kit a simple guide to small and microscopic pond life with links to micscape resources one of the most rewarding subjects for study with a microscope are freshwater organisms simple collecting methods include squeezing water plants into a jar and for free swimming species a fine meshed plankton net is recommended for simple tips see how to collect microscopic . Microscopic pond life the most common creatures once you have gotten pond water and a microscope its time to have some fun taking samples samples from deep within a lump of string algae the clear water in the middle of the green tank or from the sand laying on the bottom of the tank will provide different types of microorganisms. Marc gets a sample of slime from a pond near the zunag river in ecuador and then puts it under the microscope so see what is there info on the gear i use h
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