diatom ingesting flagellate

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jc maccagno
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diatom ingesting flagellate

Post by jc maccagno »

Collected 2 sites mud from quiet beaver pond,mud from shallow pond in bird sanctuary Kamloops BC Meiiji MX 40X PaxCam ARC Both specimens feature ingested diatoms,metabloly and 1 flagella ? possible Jenningsia Image

Charles Krebs
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Post by Charles Krebs »

Rather strange.

Hard to say... the creature with the long flagellum looks like a Peranema, or as you suggested Jenningsia. But I've never observed one with such an ambitious meal!

Take a look here and see if you recognize it:
http://starcentral.mbl.edu/microscope/p ... n=Peranema :wink:
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Post by Mitch640 »

It took me awhile to figure out what my eyes were seeing. That is one ambitious Euglenoid. I was just reading about parnema today, and they made it very plain that these were not just passive animals, but were active predators. Now I believe it.

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