I was scanning a bit of detritus with my microscope, when I noticed some movement coming from what I had thought was a very small (less than 1mm) seed.
I watched it for a few minutes, but there was no more movement then, just to make sure that I wasn’t seeing things, I set my microscope up to record, and, sure enough, after a few minutes, my little “seed” woke up!
It appears to be some kind of Oribatid mite.
It just goes to show that peering through the lens of a microscope can sometimes be like spying on a whole other universe full of amazing creatures.
Note: The full song in this video is an ambient set by Jameson Nyeholt (Mute Note), and it can be found here: http://soundcloud.com/mutenote/ambient-set-001