So I don't know much about plant structure or biology in general but I found this little guy while on X10 and x40 lenses on our school microscope while looking at a leaf. I'm not sure if it's part of the leaf or if it's something that attached to it (I did find bits of filamentous algae on the leaf so it could be something aquatic?). I will provide both pictures and if I can, the videos I took of it. It has a spring shaped tail that seems to connect it to the edge of the leaf that's causing it to spring back rapidly after it moves out from the leaf.x40 lensx10 lenslink to the pics shown as well as the videos taken at the same lens strengths as well as other stuff I found

EDIT: I am from Michigan, and based off of a lab that I'm doing today in the same class the plant is an Elodea, a freshwater aquatic plant. Don't know if that info helps any but hopefully it does!

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome lilgyz. Could you give us a bit more to go on such as what country/area you're living in, what type of plant was the leaf from, perhaps a picture of the whole leaf? $\endgroup$ Jan 11 at 20:14
  • $\begingroup$ I'm from michigan. Unfortuantely I don't know what kind of plant it is nor did I get a picture of the plant but I can if I can figure out what plant it was $\endgroup$
    – lilgyz
    Jan 12 at 0:06

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