Anyone have all eight kingdoms? (Gotta Catch 'Em All!)

If I remember correctly, iNaturalist currently recognizes the following kingdoms:

Viruses
Archaea
Bacteria
Chromista
Protozoa
Fungi
Plantae
Animalia

For a total of eight. One of my iNat goals is to get at least one, non-casual observation of each kingdom. As of now, I am missing three: Archaea, Chromista, and Protozoa.

Do any of you have all eight? How long did it take you to get them?
Do any of you have any of the three I am missing, and can give me advice how to find them?

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chromista is easy, find some kelp on the beach.
the others, a microscope?

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Photographing myxomycetes in their macroscopic phase is a cheap ticket to protist land!

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it looks like theres almost no archaea on all of inat!

as for the other two, seaweed and slime mold :)

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Looks like the one to get to RG out of the Archaea is Sulfolobus solfataricus. Just gotta dig up my old Yellowstone pictures and see if I have an image of the Morning Glory Pool and I’ll have this Kingdom taken care of.

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I have a wart on my finger that I might take to get a virus observation.

And when I had possible Covid-19, I really should have taken a sound recording of myself coughing…

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I did a search on GBIF for occurrences of Archaea in your neck of the woods (DR?) and got nothing but when I extended the boundary east I got 102 - I believe they were all in Puerto Rico https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?offset=100&has_geospatial_issue=false&taxon_key=2&geometry=POLYGON((-72.00439%2020.60125,-72.18018%2016.85642,-62.24854%2015.92893,-61.89697%2018.40596,-65.4126%2019.98299,-72.00439%2020.60125))

Haha that’s exactly what I just did. Looks like there’s cyanobacteria in there too, so I just added 2 kingdoms! (Assuming the IDs are correct…)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/81986812
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/81986810

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I have all but Archae, have no idea where to look for them.

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Archaea should be everywhere. just for example, my understanding is that methane producing organisms in the human gut should all be Archaea.

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Yeah, but you need to see them to observe.

hmmm… well, i guess the most straightforward way to observe their byproducts is via audio. :trumpet:

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Would be too easy to fake! hah

If you ever have acne, you can always take a picture of that and upload it to get an observation for bacteria.

I am rather proud with our creative observation of Bacteria
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/71299737

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Because of this thread I felt I should add covid too.

So I’ve Bacteria and Archaea left.

I have all but archaea and viruses.

I have lots of pictures / often visit geothermal areas in Iceland.
How does one know what to look for to identify archaea within them?

For bacteria, Star Jelly fairly easy to find for species level example. The ones I’ve found have been in car parks and at the side of roads in town centre.

For protozoa, just turn over dead rotting wood and photograph any weird fungus-like matter you find with a macro lens or hand-lens - you’ll come across slime mold easy enough.

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For viruses photos of plant diseases work well, there’re many of viral nature.

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I have all of them except protozoa. I am not sure how long it took me to get them, a few years I guess, but it was never a goal of mine.

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