Bdelloid Rotifer Nest - Video

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Mitch640
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Bdelloid Rotifer Nest - Video

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What else could it be? :)

Scores of Bdelloid Rotifers have taken to a patch of slime in the water and either laid their eggs or are about to. The slime seems to be a nice supportive environment for them, maybe even food. The egg laying is probably triggered from the abundance or over abundance of brewers yeast they have access to. I feed them twice a week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au49CRzBVV0&lc

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Mitch,

Good video and comments.

Did you use phase contrast?

Rogelio

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Post by Mitch640 »

Thanks Rogelio. I did use phase for this, and oblique. I thought the green would kind of overshadow it so to speak. I started to set up the polarizer, but I had cleaned the little lens in the arm recently and when I put it back together, I tightened the little nylon bushing under the trinocular head too much, and the analyzer would not go in the slot. LOL By 'too much", I mean it is still very loose, but still to thin, top to bottom, to allow the analyzer to slide in. Easily fixed, but not while a slide is on the stage. :)

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Post by Mitch640 »

LOL, thanks Litonotus. Every time I see a Peranema, it's all I can think of with that flagella out there. :)

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