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Found a giant amoeba


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Found a giant amoeba on my walk around Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire.

I would estimate it to be about 1200 microns by 400 microns  ( 1.2 x 0.4 mm)

It comes under the genus Pelomyxa, unsure of the species.

 

 

 

 

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Thats's a whopper Mick!

I used to fish at Melbourne Hall lake a bit, very scenic. Once saw a peregrine try to catch a swallow there, came down on it directly over the lake then did 90 degree turn & shot across the lake about a foot above the surface. It was just playing I expect.

 

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8 hours ago, Doc said:

It comes under the genus Pelomyxa, unsure of the species.

 

Christ Mick if it gets any bigger you will be able to ask it what it is.

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