- Jul 7, 2018
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- Hardiness Zone
- 3 (ie: can get down to -40 degrees C in winter, +40 summer)
We are hoping to shed some light on the thousands of tiny creatures that are taking refuge in our backyard suburban pond. They mainly cling to the black pond liner, but do take off and swim a bit and land elsewhere. To the naked eye, they look round or slightly oblong, and whitish in colour. At work yesterday I was able to look at a live sample with 25x mag, and it looks like a creature inside a whiteish, slightly opaque pod, and the actual colour is more yellow/brown. It almost looks like they are sticking their legs out of the protective pod, or some sort of flagella to provide motility. Input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kelly from Canada.