A Living Adult Cyclops - With Pre-egg Ovaries? - Video

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A Living Adult Cyclops - With Pre-egg Ovaries? - Video

Post by Mitch640 »

I'm sorry now that I did not get some stills of this Cyclops. They are still so new to me that I don't really know what I am looking at yet.

Clearly visible are the muscles that wag the tail, recognizable from some earlier polarized light images by Charles that show muscle tissue. Also visible is her breakfast, lunch and dinner in the gut. And then a pellet of waste that she expels, showing the complete process and the muscles that control the rectal tube, something I had not seen till now.

But after digesting what I had seen for a few hours, I still can not understand the two long lines of black nodes that are clearly visible to either side of the gut. Could this be the 'ovaries', with eggs in them, about to be released into egg sacs? I have not seen an adult yet with egg sacs, other than in pictures, so don't know for sure, but it seems like they might be. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Here's the video.

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Post by fpelectronica »

Interesting video

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