Experiment 2: Viewing Live Specimens
While observing the protists, you will notice that each member will exhibit different
types of locomotion, speed, etc. You will observe a slowing reagent in part of the lab to
get a better look at the fast moving protists.
Live protist specimen videos on the eScience Labs’ Student Portal
1. Observe the movement of the protists with and without slowing agent. Notice
the different types of locomotion employed by different types of protists.
1. In the space provided below, draw the various members of the protist kingdom
that you were able to observe. Next to each drawing, describe the speed and
type of locomotion you observed.
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2. Did you notice a difference in the protists when the slowing agent was used?
Which members were you able to see more clearly? Were there species that
were still moving too fast to see clearly? Could you identify any species
specifically? Do any of them look similar to specimens you observed in the first