Sunday, May 19, 2013

Reophax agglutinatus Cushman 1913

a foraminifer prefering to build its test 
by using other empty foram tests 
Reophax agglutinatus Cushman 1913

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Adrian sends sand

in the mail these days was a little box from Adrian, UK - a long time contributor to the project.

The box contains a couple of small bags with sand. A closer look through the binocular reveals that these sands mainly consist of shells, tests and fragments of bigger organism-remnants. These sands are rich in foraminifera. My estimate is that there are hundreds if not thousands of forams in each tiny bag.

The forams lived once in Scotland, Tenerife,  Malta, Crete  and Bermuda.

It gives us a lot to find und to have fun.

Great job Adrian !