Friday, January 28, 2011

"Smiley"

In a bowl of sand and sea water where I'm growing worms (more on that later) an unfortunate springtail landed, and was trapped by the surface tension.

Before I rescued him, I took a photo:

Globular springtail, barely visible to the naked eye.
Lifted out, and washed off with fresh water, he recovered the use of his spring mechanism. Boingggg! I managed to capture him before he landed in the computer, and deposited him instead on a plant, where I imagine he is still happily bouncing around.

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4 comments:

Sara Rall said...

cutie.

Snail said...

Oh, what a colourful little fello. Good photo!

Olivia V. Ambrogio said...

Terrific photo! It looks so trusting...

Country Mouse Studio said...

he's wonderful