Fungi 1: Veiled Lady, Phallus indusiatus
Have a netted ‘veil’ that extends from their mushroom cap.
Fungi 2: Basket Stinkhorn, Clathrus ruber
Fungus has several red holes making a woven basket-like structure.
Protist 1: Toxoplasma gondii
A parasitic single celled organism, the cause of the disease toxoplasmosis.
Protist 2: Amoeba, Amoeba
Large single celled organism that can move very freely, engulfing prey.
Eubacteria 1: Deinococcus radiodurans
Can withstand some extreme amounts of radiation, extreme cold, lack of water, acids, and the vacuum of space.
Eubacteria 2: Desulfovibrio desulfuricans
Known to produce methyl mercury and rarely cause diseases in humans.
Archaebacteria 1: Pyrococcus furiosus
Can withstand extreme heat and boiling water, and thrives in it.
Archaebacteria 2: Methanogenium frigidum
Can withstand extreme cold waters of antarctica, and thrives in it.
Plantae 1: Cape Sundew, Drosera capensis
Uses a colourful sticky ‘glue’ on the ends of their stems to lure and catch small insects to digest.
Plantae 2: Bluecrown Passionflower, Passiflora caerulea
A bizzarre colourful photosynthesizing flowering plant.
Animalia 1: Blue Glaucus, Glaucus atlanticus
A beautiful blue sea slug. Uses ‘countershading’ to look like the waters surface from above, and the waters underside from underneath.
Animalia 2: Slender Snipe Eel, Nemichthys scolopaceus
A deep sea eel that is over 5 feet long, but only weighing a few ounces. Its ‘beak’ hides hooked teeth used to grab and eat small crustaceans.