Some kind of worm ?

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Jan l'Amie
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Some kind of worm ?

Post by Jan l'Amie »

Does anybody know what this is ?
I found it in a freshwater sample and it continual streches and shrinks.
Looks like a kind of flatworm.

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Post by bromodomain »

Its probably just me but it looks a bit segmented. Does it have beating cilia? If so it might be Turbellaria species but it might as well be the larval stage of anything :lol:

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Post by Jan l'Amie »

The only movement I could see was slow streching and then a fast shrinking at the same place. I didn't see any forward moving.
The movement was a bit like an amoebe. I have realy no idea wat it is.

I searched a bit at the internet and it could be Turbellaria species but they have all a kind of eye spots witch I don't see at mine. Also not any cilia.

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Post by bromodomain »

BTW did you use oblique illumination?

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Post by Jan l'Amie »

Yes, using a home-made Kreutz filter.

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