Unicellular organisms characterized by movement using pseudopods, which act in both locomotion and feeding behaviors (phagocytosis). Internal organelles are easily visible using a compound microscope with a 40X objective. These slow movers are easy for students to follow and observe organelles and behavior. C. carolinesis is multinucleate. Pseudopods prefer stagnant water, room temperature, dim light or darkness and tend to move away from a microscope’s field of view. Culture contains enough live food to last several days. Aerate daily using included pipet.
Chaos carolinensis. The giant amoeba, also know as Chaos chaos. Visible to the naked eye, it is readily observable under low magnification. Multinucleate. Package of 30.