Protozoa – Slime Molds – Water Molds – Amoebas – Vectors Of Morgellons Disease?

According to our research on Morgellons Disease we’ve been observing several microscopic images, taken from cultured skin samples from fellow Morgellons disease sufferers which has led us to the conclusion that a specific type of slime mold – namely Dictyostelium discoideum – is seen to be one of the main culprits in causing this disease which has been shortly after confirmed by other scientific studies.

In the following article I would like to show how Dictyostelium discoideum, belonging to the protozoan class of organisms is related to Morgellons Disease as well as other protozoan’s such as water molds and amoeba.

But first:

What are Protozoan’s and their characteristics ?

“Protozoa or protozoan’s are microorganisms classified as unicellular eukaryotes.

Protozoan’s are one-celled, or unicellular, organisms. They often are called the animal-like protists because they can not make their own food. They need to get food by eating other organisms. Most protozoan’s can move about on their own. Amoebas, Paramecia, and Trypanosomes are all examples of animal-like protists.

Protozoan’s usually range from 10–50 micrometer, but can grow up to 1 mm, and are easily seen under a microscope. They move around with whip-like tails called flagella, hair-like structures called cilia, or foot-like structures called pseudopods. Over 30,000 different types of protozoa have been found. Protozoa exist throughout aqueous environments and soil, occupying a range of trophic levels. Protozoa may absorb food via their cell membranes, some, e.g. amoebas, surround food and engulf it, and yet others have openings or "mouth pores" into which they sweep food. All protozoa digest their food in stomach-like compartments called vacuoles. Protozoa can reproduce by binary fission or multiple fission. Some protozoa reproduce sexually, some asexually, while some use a combination.

Protozoa were previously often grouped in the kingdom of Protista, together with the plant-like algae and fungus-like slime molds and animal-like protozoa.”

Dictyostelium discoideum – Fungus-like slime mold

Here, at this point, I will add a few excerpts from our previous research and several original images to compare respectively to show the high resemblance to microscopic pictures of skin samples taken from Morgellons disease sufferers.

For further information on this subject I also wish to kindly refer to

http://www.lymebusters.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=rash&action=display&thread=13465&page=1 

in which my partner http://morgellons1.wordpress.com/ and I are members.

“Dictyostelium discoideum is a species of soil-living amoeba belonging to the phylum Mycetozoa. D. discoideum, commonly referred to as slime mold, is a primitive eukaryote that transitions from a collection of unicellular amoebae into a multicellular slug and then into a fruiting body within its life time.

In the wild, D. discoideum can be found in soil and moist leaf litter.

The primary diet of D. discoideum consists of bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, that are found in the soil and decaying organic matter.

Uninucleate amoebae of D. discoideum consumes bacteria contiguous to its natural habitat, which includes deciduous forest soil and decaying leaves.

During their vegetative stage, the myxamoebae divide by mitosis as they feed on bacteria.

 

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Original photo of  Dictyostelium discoideum

 

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Microscopic photo of Dictyostelium discoideum taken by Toni

 

The migration stage begins once the amoebas have formed a tight aggregate and the elongated mound of cells tip over to lie flat on the ground.

The amoebas work together as a motile pseudoplasmodium, also known as a slug.

The slug is approximately 2-4 mm long and is capable of movement by producing a cellulose sheath in its anterior cells through which the slug moves.

Part of this sheath is left behind as a slimy trail as it moves towards attractants such as light, heat, and humidity in a forward-only direction

The prestalk cells and prespore cells switch positions in the culmination stage in order to form the mature fruiting body.

The anterior end of the Mexican hat forms a cellulose tube, which allows the more posterior cells to move up the outside of the tube to the top, and the prestalk cells move down.

If two amoebae of different mating types are present in a dark and wet environment, they can fuse during aggregation to form a giant cell. The giant cell will then engulf the other cells in the aggregate and encase the whole aggregate in a thick, cellulose wall to protect it.”

The following image will show you the life cycle of Dictyostelium discoideum and it’s various life cycle stages.

 

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Stellate stage of Dictyostelium discoideum

 

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Slug-like stage of Dictyostelium discoideum

 

Many Morgellons Disease sufferers have reported to see slug-, worm-like looking specimens found within their lesions or stool samples. Also stellate, star-fish shaped looking specimens have been reported to be seen. Slug-like specimens of Dictyostelium discoideum were also found in water samples.

 

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  Slug-, worm-like specimen observed in water samples taken by Kammy

A significant stage of it’s life cycle is the so called ‘aggregation-stage’ with it’s spiral form.

 

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Original spiral form of Dictyostelium discoideum

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Spiral form of Dictyostelium discoideum found in water samples

We’ve been seeing the most significant sign of this disease as to be the so called ‘spheres’ that appear in every sample taken from skin, lesions, saliva and urine of several Morgellons Disease sufferers.  They appear in cultures in various forms resp. sizes.

 

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Sphere, cyst stage of  Dictyostelium discoideum

 

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Spheres in saliva

As you can see above, one part of it’s life cycle has a cyst stage and shows a strong resemblance to the observed ‘spheres’ in saliva samples within Morgellons Disease.

 

 

To be continued…..

 

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictyostelium_discoideum

http://www.pnas.org/content/99/5/3159/F1.large.jpg

http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/abp/picturegallery.htm

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~evolve/images/dicty_lifecycle.png

http://www.media.rice.edu/images/media/2009RiceNews/0313_AMEOBA_2.jpg

http://images.the-scientist.com/content/figures/images/yr2003/oct06/mold.jpg

http://jcs.biologists.org/content/vol117/issue15/images/medium/JCS01140F8.gif

~ by k&k on March 19, 2010.

5 Responses to “Protozoa – Slime Molds – Water Molds – Amoebas – Vectors Of Morgellons Disease?”

  1. hey i was doing a project for my 7th grade science project………and this was kind of useful source of information 😀 thank u for the information and pictures.

  2. I have pictures of this exact thing, these things have fused together and they are now HUGE!! no magnifying needed they are extreemely fast though, but I have been able to photograph them. Also, I just found out that the large scar in the middle of my back has been absorbing my hair, now I saw in the latest pictures a ball of hair going up my back the opposite direction of the hair on my head!! I do not know if they will eventually kill me!!

  3. I have been taking pictures of my hair and these things are now huge! They have taken over almost all of my hair, they have fused together and have become one very large thing! I have several of these! Also, I now have a large mass of hair that somehow shows up in the middle of my back! The pictures show it and it is in the opposite direction than my hair on my head! What is next? I don’t want to die, does anyone know what I can do? I can’t take anything to upset them as they are so large almost the same as half my hand! I do not have sores all over me because I must not have anything that aggitates them and I know that they can go in and out without causing any sores on my skin! It’s like I am in the twilight zone!

  4. I have seen these things coming out of my face, after putting on moisturizer… by the bucket-load. Last night I put Vaseline on my face and couldn’t believe how many came out. I am guessing they can’t breath thru it? Also, have seen dark ones come out, that look like some kind of chrysalis? It looks like they have clear “breathing tubes” that stick out of my skin and look like fine hair. When I put something like vaseline over them, that’s when they come out, if I rub my skin. This is mostly unbroken skin. What is the connection to all the weird fibers and colored fibers, that also come out at the same time? YES…. like the twilight zone X groundhog day…. same crap… different day. I just want to wake up from this nightmare. I am so impressed with the research and writing behind this article. THANK-U…. thats what its going to take to help us, odviously. Since the medical community seems not to care.

  5. I have morgellon. One day I was looking at a freshly removed scab under my microscope. Blood was still covering the scab. On the piece of glass, the blood spread thin. I then observed some kind of strange movements in the blood going left, then right and forward like a fish swimming. Nothing like a distinct shape, but rather like a slime mass moving on its own in the blood. It must have been transparent or red because I could not see any contours to that thing. Could anyone tell me what it could be?

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