Since I am a beginner at microscopy, identifications of the various amoebae should be regarded as tentative and checked against other sources. Most people think of amoebae as shapeless blobs so the unshelled types are shown first; shelled amoebae are more common in my explorations, particularly the Arcella which is very common. The pictures are available by clicking on the descriptions, this to minimize bandwidth for those who arrive here by accident.
A classic looking amoeba
Another unshelled amoeba
Amoeba Radiosa, unshelled but much different looking
Amoeba Radiosa, another view
The following pictures are of shelled amoebae.
Arcella shell, darker so it is probably older
Amoeba, probably a young Arcella, out of its shell looking for a snack
Farther out, still hungry
Middle aged arcella
Shelled amoeba with 11 points
Another type of shell
This one looks like a vase
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