Saturday, March 12, 2011

Salamander Associates

In the vicinity of the salamander I photographed yesterday were lots of invertebrates, some of which are in the salamander's diet. I include the filamentous algae because they harbor lots of beautiful microorganisms that my camera can't see. I long for a microscope so I can explore that world again. Top photo shows the difference between a sow bug and a pill bug. Both are called roly-polies by kids, but only the pill bug can roll up entirely.

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