Monday, June 21, 2021

Case of the Week 643

 This week's case is one I've previously shown before, but from many years ago. It's so cool looking that I thought it was worth showing again. The following object was found in a iodine-stained stool concentrate by Florida Fan. Any thoughts on what it is?





11 comments:

Old One said...

stellate trichomes?

Crespoo said...

a little hard, year ? Trochomonase???

Unknown said...

looks like a crystal

dirus said...

An alga?

Kosta Mumcuoglu said...

Something like Chrysanthemum flower?

TheOracle said...

Plant material - possibly a trichome!

Italian new fan!

Idzi P. said...

Definitely a trichome! Peltate trichome in my opinion; possibly from Oleaster (olive tree).

Bernardino Rocha said...

Agree with Idzi P. It´s similar to a stellate-lepidote trichome from a leaf of Olea europaea. It prevents evapotranspiration.

http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/0354-4664/2007/0354-46640703187L.pdf

Anonymous said...

I do not reallly agree with a Trichoma or Trichinosis; for me it looks more lime a parasitic infection or engulfed plant uncirculated with bacteria (?).

Blaine A. Mathison said...

I have seen these but have zero clue on what they are (obviously not a human parasite or part thereof). I assume they are of plan origin.

Anonymous said...

Also agree with peltate trichome and with possible oleaster origin..Hx might be an interesting reveal