The Infinitesmal II

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Infinitesmal II

Hydatinaea pili mashup

Gonium, Eudorina, Syncrypta, Sphaerosira, Synura etc

Bacillaria, Euastrum

Vorticellina, Epistylis

Vorticellina, Stentor

Trachelina, Loxodes, Bursaria

Trachelina, Nassula, Amphileptus

Trachelina, Spirostomum, Phialina, Glaucoma, Chilodon

Vorticella, Carchesium

Ophydium, Tintinnus, Vaginicola, Cothurnia

Ophyrocercina, Amphileptus, Trachelocera

Philodinaea, Actinurus, Monolabis, Philodina

Stentor, Trichodina, Urocentrum

Hydatinaea, Pleurotrocha, Furlicaria, Monocera

Hydatinaea, Rattulus, Distemma, Triophthalmus, Eosphora, Cycloglena, Theorus

Ichthydina, Oecistina, Ptygura, Ichthydium, Chaetonotus, Glenophora, Oecistes, Conochilus

Megalotrochaea Floscularia, Microcodon, Cyphonautes, Megalotrocha, Lacinularia

Navicula, Cocconeis

The images above and in the previous post come from the 1838 book by Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg called 'Die Infusionsthierchen als Vollkomene Organismen'.

There is also another, earlier post - Microgeology - which has more of an outline about the extraordinary contributions to microbiology and paleontology made by Ehrenberg.

The Humboldt University Museum für Naturkunde have high resolution images from a number of works by Ehrenberg and they are all enormous. By way of justification to myself for blind downloading, I've added the image below which started out at a cool 65Mb (ouch!), from a work entitled 'Symbolae Physicae'.

The first image above is something of a mashup. Click everything for much larger versions.

Zoologica phytozoa

Update: I nearly forgot. Following on from past centenary post precedents, I extend an open invitation to anyone who has links to book/print/graphic material -- particularly from the less represented areas of the world, but really, from anywhere/anytime -- that is in keeping with the style of this site, to make contact either by mail {peacay ATT} or by adding a comment with a recommendation. I do look at everything. And no, the cupboard is not empty.

To those who have slipped links and pictures to me previously by way of email and delicious, if I haven't posted the material, there may be several reasons --- I haven't figured out how I might use it yet, the images are a bit small, there is a post somewhere here in the archives that covers it already, or it didn't grab me when I saw it the first time. I am nothing if not capricious. But I am grateful for any and all tips, pointers, website critiques, recommendations, life advice, date offers, dress criticism, recipes and the related somesuch. No need to be shy.

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