Nematode and Oscillatoria

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Jacek
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Jacek,

Beautiful set ! First two in phase contrast and the 7 th in DIC are wonderful - amazing details.

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Jacek,

Very nice set, the nematode DIC are beautiful.

Rogelio

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Jacek,
Excellent pictures.

in images 5, a and 7 it seems that there are other smaller nematodes inside, is this a viviparous specie?

Quote from Wikipedia:
A few species are known to be ovoviviparous. The eggs are protected by an outer shell, secreted by the uterus. In free-living roundworms, the eggs hatch into larvae, which appear essentially identical to the adults, except for an underdeveloped reproductive system; in parasitic roundworms, the life cycle is often much more complicated.[26]

Nematodes as a whole possess a wide range of modes of reproduction.[27] Some nematodes, such as Heterorhabditis spp., undergo a process called endotokia matricida: intrauterine birth causing maternal death.[28] Some nematodes are hermaphroditic, and keep their self-fertilized eggs inside the uterus until they hatch. The juvenile nematodes will then ingest the parent nematode.
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Wonderful!

The video of the viviparous nematode is particularly interesting. It almost makes me like them.

Almost. :D

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Thank you for your comments

Yes, they are viviparous nematodes. The observation of the eye looked great. My camera is not the best, worst deal with DIC.

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very nice subjects :lol:
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