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: Euplotes has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an HETEROTROPH
Fact: Euplotes often have dorsal (sensory) and ventral (movement) cilia.
Play: Eunotia is considered an AUXOTROPH
Fact: Eunotia are a common form of phytoplankton and have cell walls made of silica (called a frustule).
Play: Eudorina is considered an AUXOTROPH.
Fact: Volvocales can form colonies known as a gonium (4-32 cells) or a volvox (>500 cells).
Play: Place this card on any ocean or freshwater based SPECIES card
Effect: The SPECIES card is IMMEDIATELY discarded.
Play: Cosmarium is considered an AUXOTROPH
Fact: Desmids tend to assume highly symmetrical and attractive shapes.
Play: Micrasterias is considered an AUXOTROPH
Fact: Micraserias is a type of green algae, and always has shapes that exhibit bilaterial symmetry.