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Old 12-19-2005, 07:07 PM
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I saw the water bear on Animal Planet, it is real cute , I'd like to try and find one. It sounds like they are very common on moss, think in the spring or summer I'll collect some and throw it under the scope in my lab, it would be so cool if I actually saw one !
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:36 AM
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One of my coworkers got one of these for our secret santa gift exchange- that is how I found this site and I LOVE them! I ordered a bunch for Christmas presents, hopefully they'll come in time!

My wish list for Giant Microbes:

Anthrax
Chlamydia
Human Papilloma Virus
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:27 AM
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I'm looking forward to C. dif
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:57 PM
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Paramecium, definitely. Could have one cute kissing mouth and lots of cilia.

T4 would be kewl. You could actually let them sit on your E.coli and attack it. That is if you live in the US: Coli's not yet out in Germany *sigh*
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:59 PM
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Tobacco mosaic virus might be nifty considering how much it has been studied. T4 would totally compliment E. coli .
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And Cryptospiridium...Maybe make it waterproof as a pool toy
Giardia should have been too, also being waterborne.
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Here's an MS Paint I made of my ideas:



The ameoba's eyes are deliberatley nonsymetrical, being an amorphous figure.

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Old 01-29-2006, 06:49 PM
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I would love to see Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), an ixodes scapularis tick or Smallpox, Variola Major.

Although, with all the news, the Bird Flu virus would be a nice addition.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:37 PM
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Great pic Shark, love your ideas ! Also love the idea of a tick and B. burgdorferi combo, could be used as an educational tool for teaching kids about the dangers of lyme disease and what the tick looks like (well if it were a large stuffed animal ).
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:01 PM
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Just thought of more vector/pathogen combos to go along with the tick/B. burgdorferi combo, a mosquito and west nile virus, an anopheles <sp> mosquito and malaria, a tsetse fly to go along with sleeping sickness, a sand flea and leishmaniesis, and a flea to go along with the plague.
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Just thought of more vector/pathogen combos to go along with the tick/B. burgdorferi combo, a mosquito and west nile virus, an anopheles <sp> mosquito and malaria, a tsetse fly to go along with sleeping sickness, a sand flea and leishmaniesis, and a flea to go along with the plague.

So many possibilities.. yellow fever, tularemia, Rickettsia

There could also be a weapons grade section with tularemia, anthrax, smallpox virus, machupo virus, etc...
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