the rotifer Synchaeta sp.

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Franz Neidl
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the rotifer Synchaeta sp.

Post by Franz Neidl »

This planctonic marine rotfer was 275 µm long. When I observe this species (without a coverslip) swimming, I see its marvellous movement in vertical and horizontal direction. Therefore I often think that somebody should construct an airplain or an helicopter following in an analogical way the construction and the swimming of this animal. Movement in water or in air probably have the same fundamental priciples.

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Post by Jacek »

well captured, beautiful photo

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Post by Charles Krebs »


That is a marvelous image! So often phase-contrast of such a 3-dimensional subject can look like a hopeless jumble, but here it works just great.

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

That is wonderful. It is easy to forget to use phase contrast when you have DIC but when an organisms is very transparent it is good to see what it does in phase. The muscles show up very nicely inside.


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