We found several types of organisms on our sample of moss. The majority of the organisms we found were nematodes. There were several tardigrades as well as rotifers but we were surprised to see that most of the organisms were roundworms(nematodes). In addition to this we found arachnids and an unidentified insect in our sample. We attributed the majority of organisms being nematodes to the fact that we collected the sample during heavy rain which could have affected the amount of organisms thriving on the top of the moss. This could also be due to our specific sample of moss or the general diversity of organisms living in moss in this area.
In our results we included two images taken from our samples of moss. The first image is an arachnid found in some of the water collected from the moss. The second is an image of one of the roundworms which is shown with a red arrow so it could be seen more easily. Above that is a pie chart to show the proportion of each type of organism that we found in our sample.
If we wanted to expand further upon this, we could try to test different mosses from different environments and compare the organisms present. Additionally, we could calculate and compare the shannon diversity index of each type of moss after our experiment is completed.