This amoeba was interesting because of the mysterious red spot. I heard that amoebas stop moving and ball up before they divide so when this specimen did it I started to make a movie hoping to finally capture amoeba reproduction on video. Unfortunately, the water on the slide began to evaporate then the resulting current swept the balled up amoeba away!
In case you're wondering, yes, it is the same amoeba in all these pictures.

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