Ongoing – (See Cards)…
This set simply aims to collect “microorganisms” as loosely as defined as those species that are multicellular, singled cell or smaller (essentially SCALE value of 3 or less). Given the incredible diversity and abundance of species in this category, the Phylo project is hopeful that this collection will grow to represent this important part of biodiversity.
Play: Peridinium has a MOVE of 1, and is considered a MIXOTROPH
Fact: Peridinium morphology is typical of an armoured dinoflagellate type.
Play: Petalomonas has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an HETEROTROPH
Fact: Petalomonas feeds by phagocytosis.
Play: Paramecium has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an EUKARYOTROPH.
Fact: The green things are endosymbiotic algae known as chlorella.
Play: Nitzschia is considered an AUXOTROPH
Fact: Nitzschia are a common form of phytoplankton and have cell walls made of silica (called a frustule).
Play: Nebela has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an EUKARYTROPH
Fact: Nebela are often found living on mosses and humus rich soils. They can be as small as 30um but also reach up to sizes of 380um.
Water PollutionEvent card
Play: Place this card on any ocean or freshwater based SPECIES card.
Effect: The SPECIES card is IMMEDIATELY discarded.