IUBio GIL .. BIOSCI/Bionet News .. Biosequences .. Software .. FTP

question from homeschooling family

newsmgr at merrimack.edu newsmgr at merrimack.edu
Mon Jan 12 08:06:38 EST 1998

Relay-Version: ANU News - V6.2.0 06/23/97 OpenVMS AXP V6.2; site chasm
Path: chasm!cam-news-feed2.bbnplanet.com!cam-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com!news.bbnplanet.com!news.maxwell.syr.edu!Supernews60!supernews.com!Supernews69!not-for-mail
Newsgroups: bionet.protista
Subject: question from homeschooling family
Message-ID: <69c0gk$68i$1 at usenet47.supernews.com>
From: "Harvey & Laurie Bluedorn" <trivium at muscanet.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 20:49:15 -0600
Organization: All USENET -- http://www.Supernews.com
Lines: 13
NNTP-Posting-Host: 6418 at
X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.71.1712.3
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.71.1712.3

We are studying the kingdom protista in our homeschool. We have a very good
microscope (100x, 400x and 1000x) and have been spending the past few months
observing slides of pond water. We have found mostly paramecium and
vorticella. I should say, I think they are vorticella because they do not
have a corkscrew-shaped stalk, just a straight stalk (although, once after I
had stained the slide with iodine we were able to observe one bunch of
vorticella with the corkscrew-shaped stalk). We live in Illinois so my
supply of pond water is at an end until spring. Where can I obtain other
specimens of protista (live, I don't want prepared slides). I especially
would like to observe volvox and ameba and different kinds of algae. Thank

More information about the Protista mailing list

Send comments to us at archive@iubioarchive.bio.net