The ciliate Halteria jumping

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The ciliate Halteria jumping

Post by carlos.uruguay »

Other times we have filmed Halteria.
It is a ciliate.
Measured around 15um (0. 015mm) long
It looks like a spinning top.
It has membranes in its mouth and long cirri at its waist.
We found it by turning and jumping in fresh water among algae elodea.
To jump like it, you should jump 50 times your height ... under the water!!
Polarized oblique light, objective 40X
Sony DXC990 analogic camera
Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruAlU6ty_Ug
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carlos

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Post by 75RR »

Nice video. You forgot to mention how fast they are!

Do not know if you have answered this before, but what equipment do you have? I am assuming a trinocular of some kind?

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Hi 75RR
Thank you for observing the video
I have an olympus BX41 trinocular, with fluorite objectives, phase contrast and polarized light
(The DIC is very costly for me yet)
regards
carlos

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Post by microthings »

Nice video!!

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Thank you microthings

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Post by Protos »

great video !
These ciliates are very peculiar and easily recognized
Zeiss Axiophot, transmitted and Fluorescence
BK5000, Transmitted and CP
Wild M20

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