Pond Biodiversity Deck (Beta)
2015 – (See Cards/Deck Info | Download | Purchase)…
This deck, hosted by the Keeling Lab at UBC, is a special microbial STARTER deck. It includes a variety of organisms that were found in a small riparian system outside the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia. As such, it is a good representation of pond microbial biodiversity. Note the game is currently in beta as the scientific content is continually being vetted by experts. Note that the general game play is based on trophic connections that are all “black” in colour, and represented by the usual FOOD CHAIN numbers of 1 to 3. This game does not work with other PHYLO game systems.
Play: Blepharisma has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an HETEROTROPH
Fact: Cilates are characterized by the presence of hair like organelles called cilia.
Algae BloomEvent Card
Play: Can be played for below effect and then discarded
Effect: You may remove any 2 AUXOTROPHS on the table and place them elsewhere at your disgression.
Play: Anisonema has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an HETEROTROPH
Fact: Anisonema have two flagella which beat in different but coordinated ways
Play: Actinophyrys has a MOVE of 1, and is considered a EUKARYOTROPH.
Fact: Heliozoa is a type of amoeba that is spherical with stiff projections (axopods) radiating outwards from its body.