Blue Stentors conjugaisons

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Jean-marc
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Blue Stentors conjugaisons

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Hello,

I am trying some culturs of Stentors, not really easy :lol:
For the moment I have many beautiful blue Stentors

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Very nice!

I would like to know how to do that cultivation.

Rogelio

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Super shots and subjects :shock:
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Post by Jean-marc »

Hi Arturo, Rogelio,

Thank you,

For the moment I cannot said if the cultur of the Stentor will succeed or not. Stentors are very delicate.
But generally :
I boiled some fresh rain water (not filtered) with wheat seeds or lentils, or something that bring carbohydrates.
I wait that the water cool down.
24 hours later I introduce the ciliats inside the water. either I introduce some plants inside or after a selection under microscope I introduce some species I choose.
If the bacterian growing succeed, you have ciliates 72 hours later.
The cultur live about 2 weeks.

For Stentors I introduce some fresh and clean plants to produce oxygen, and to allow stentor to set on.
A+

JM

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Jean-marc,

Thank you for the details.

Rogelio

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Post by Mitch640 »

Very nice images, and I am curious to see how your culture proceeds.

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Post by Jean-marc »

Hello, For the moment, the cultur are growing, but there are many species, stentors are not alone.

Here is some blue Stentors which are strenching. I have never see such elongation with Stentor, only with Lacrymaria.

Dimension is about 3 mm

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

3mm, wow!

Rogelio

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Post by Mitch640 »

HAHA, that is amazing. :)

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