Brachionus rotifer

Images made through a microscope. All subject types.

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Brachionus rotifer

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Ten images stitched to show whole creature
(MS ICE with some manual cloning)


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Detail of corona

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Detail of corona

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Detail of tail aperture


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Mastax
- difficult to get a clear image in a live individual

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Mastax of B. urceolaris
From A key to British Freshwater Planktonic Rotifera, Rosalind M Pontin, FBA 1978

- I therefore suspect this may be B. urceolaris

All images:

Microscope: Zeiss Standard
Objective: Leitz NPL Fluotar 40/0.7 ICT
Ocular: Zeiss KPL-W 10/18
Substage: Leitz ICT NA 0.9
Sample from Horsham Motte & Bailey moat
21-Apr-2013
Graham

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Post by Pau »

Very nice rotifer images. It must be difficult to stich from a live beast.
Pau

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