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Wim van Egmond
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Not that it gives that much more info but this is a close up. I have cropped it quite a bit so I think it a bit too much empty magnification. So please sit back a bit:)

These membranelles are always fun to watch on a flash picture. I think you can see they are partly fused.

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A bit empty but not bad. Still a lot of great detail there to be seen Wim :D

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I am interested in what looks like "beading" or "feathering" of the larger cirri at top left.

I don't see that structure in the other two pictures of your other Euroleptus post.

Do you know what causes this appearance (or makes it go away!), and what is the actual structure of those cirri?

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

I don't think they are cirri. It is the feeding region so this is the adorale zone of membranelle. Like in the peristome of Stentor. They are connected fused cilia like cirri but flattened. But I have to read more about it.

You can even see the very faint undulating membrane in the center.

Wim

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