Ciliate Caenomorpha sp

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jc maccagno
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Ciliate Caenomorpha sp

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40 X freshwater pond bottom debris
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Mitch640
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Post by Mitch640 »

I'm almost afraid to ask what he does with that spike.

I don't think I have seen one of these before.

jc maccagno
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re Caenomorpha

Post by jc maccagno »

Hello Mitch

Probably on guard against your giant rotifer.

John

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Post by Mitch640 »

LOL, Yeah. I could just see this little guy zooming around stabbing all the other little ciliates. Maybe he is the mosquito of the water world. :)

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