My Pet Blob

We inadvertently left a rope dangling in the water over the winter.

It became home to a colony of bryozoans.

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These are tiny one-celled organisms that live in a colony called a zooid.

Since I didn’t think my new pet would enjoy a boat ride,

we cut the end of the rope off.

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I wanted to get to know my new pet, so I measured it and took a small sample.

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Here are its little cells. In microbiology red and green make brown.

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Then we tied it to the pier.

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Unfortunately, due to rope length, it is now floating upside down.

I feel like Horton with my own wet and slimy Whoville.

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I will be measuring my Zooid periodically to check it’s growth.

I have had many stray dogs and cats wander up, but this is my first pet blob.

Such excitement!

Follow the BLOB!

6 thoughts on “My Pet Blob

  1. Julie, now YOU made me laugh. I wouldn’t call it love, but I have checked on it everyday. Its shape has changed. I wondered if it had to recongregate from being upside down. Stay tuned.

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