Red-headed Stentor and its blue friend

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Red-headed Stentor and its blue friend

Post by ralfwagner »


recently I run across a real red-headed Stentor igneus. It is know to be slightly pink, but I have never seen before such a strong colored individual. The first pic gives an overall view. It is a manual stitch of 2 seperate pics, the stentor was a bit too long under the 40x objective.


More details in the next pic:


And, for comparison, a Stentor coerulus. This species shows not red but blue pigment grains in its pellicle.


And, as you might already know, there are even green ones out there... :wink:

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Post by beetleman »

Pink & Blue :shock: amazing colors on these creatures ralf. You captured them very well :smt023
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Most of the time I encounter the blue ones and once or twice I have found a green one but never have I seen one that is pink. Maybe I will one day, a nice series of images Ralf, I especially like the third one. :D

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