A seed or an egg? What can it be?

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  1. sepo

    sepo Active Member 10 Years

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    This small seed or an egg I found among Sphagnum magellanicum that was collected in Tamarack Fen. It measures 0.9mm x 0.5mm.
    What can it be? I have a vascular species list from the site.
     

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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    An insect egg or a seed? See if you can find a micropyle, or look at the cells under a microscope, or see if you can make it germinate or hatch.
     
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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Seems a bit odd to see a intact soft fleshed fruit (is it soft fleshed?) this size still intact after the rigours of a winter in Ottawa.
     
  4. sepo

    sepo Active Member 10 Years

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    Having a second examinaton I found that it is an Arthropoda, not a plant (see attached). I still wonder wheather someone could direct me to a similar forum for such creatures.
    Thanks!
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I've moved this to the Natural History area - this would be a good place to post similar ID questions, too.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Maybe a Red Spider Mite infected with fungus?
    :-)
    -frog
     

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