World's smallest... helicopter?

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World's smallest... helicopter?

Post by Donw »

This was vidieoed with a 100X Plan Achro / 1.25 / Oil

Very small.

Any ideas? I've tried finding pictures of it on the web, but no luck.
I am assuming that it is a flagellate. As you may notice, when it comes in contact with something, it moves away very quickly. It also remindes me of a clockwork....

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Post by Bruce Taylor »

Hard to get a good look at this guy. :D Looks biflagellate, to me...though I won't swear to it! So...really small, two flagella, very jumpy: perhaps a Bodonid (e.g. Neobodo, Parabodo, Bodo etc.)?
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