amoebae attacking hydra??

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jc maccagno
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amoebae attacking hydra??

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3 separate samples with amoebae swarming brown hydras fresh water 10X- 40-50XImage
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BJ
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Post by BJ »

hi,

I think that you have found a specific parasite of Hydra - Hydramoeba hydroxena.

It tends to become much more abundant in autumn and can cause the collapse of hydra populations.

A fascinating find - thank you!

Brian

jc maccagno
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amoeba attack

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Thank you for the ID

John

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Post by Ferry »

I agree with Brian!

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interesting specimens.

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