Gallery of Desmids by Jan Parmentier & Wim van Egmond

Euastrum verrucosum

 

How do we find all these treasures?

In soft waters, a little acid, often in a place where nutrient rich water mixes with an oligotrophic type of water. It is not a good sign if you see colonies of ducks or sea gulls on a pond or lake. Apart from planktonic species that we have to catch with a net, a very productive way of collecting desmids is to squeeze water plants, especially bog mosses or species like bladderwort (Utricularia).



Euastrum verrucosum

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