In between the red blood cells a tree of cocci can be seen.
Blood in a dark field 8 hours and 15 minutes after the sampling. In the centre of the picture a tree-like formation of cocci is easily visible. It moves a lot and has the characteristic formation of aligned rods connected with singular coccoid bodies (circular, oval, elliptic).
Often cocci are seen only within one chain. A chain can also only consist of two coccoid bodies.