Chrysops relictus, the common horse-fly
Daphnia longispina, the common water flea
Episyrphus, the commmon hoverfly
Guinardia striata has curved cells that join to form a spiral
Licmophora flabellata are diatoms that live attached to seaweed
Paramecium bursaria, the green "slipper animalcule"
Cicindela campestris, the green tiger beetle (Photos: Micropolitan Museum)
Caprella linearis, the skeleton shrimp, from the Micropolitan's Hall of Arthropods
As art museums go, the Micropolitan Museum has a very small collection. Literally. Presented by the Institute for the Promotion of the Less than One Millimetre, the Micropolitan Museum of Microscopic Art Forms is an online “portrait” collection of mini- and micro-organisms photographed through a microscope. Inside the virtual museum’s halls you can find a zooplankton family portrait next to the glowing image of a mother copepod posing with her children (Okay, her children are actually egg packages). Down the hall, a postmodern bloom of diatoms shares exhibit space with a Rubenesque polysiphonia cystocarps.
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