A Collotheca Rotifer gets its cilia chewed off!

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A Collotheca Rotifer gets its cilia chewed off!

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While watching a Collotheca Rotifer that was comfortably lodged within its lorica, I saw a couple of small Lepadella Rotifers swimming around nearby. They seemed to find something edible on the surface of the Collotheca’s lorica. I was really surprised to see them move to the corona of the big Rotifer and start snacking on its long cilia. Now stuff that is new to me may be seen as commonplace to you more experienced microscopists. But just in case you haven’t seen this sort of thing, here’s your chance to do just that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX5kT5a7uws

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Very very interesting!
I had never seen it

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Post by _Michal_ »

Great video and very interesting subject.
Best regards
Michal

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Post by ralfwagner »

Thats great and I like the comments within the video.

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Post by billporter1456 »

Thanks for the kind words! BTW, I've been told that the small rotifers are actually Colurella, not Lepadella.

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Very nice

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Interesting video with super comments.

Rogelio

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