Bdelloidea Rotifers

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Ron Neumeyer
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Bdelloidea Rotifers

Post by Ron Neumeyer »

Here is a group of what I think are members of the Order Bdelloidea – no idea what genus or species (any suggestions?)


Nikon D50
Zeiss Photomicroscope II
Zeiss 10x S-Kpl eyepiece
Zeiss Plan-Neofluar multi-immersion phase 25x/0.80
Zeiss achromatic-aplanatic VZ NA 1.4 condenser
Electronic flash – brightfield
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Post by beetleman »

A trio of rotifers in one shot! Usually one is half off the field. Sorry, I cannot help with an ID. I only come here to look at the pictures :wink: .
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Post by bernhardinho »

Hi Ron,

nice shot there, but I don't think one can venture an ID. You need to see where the eyespots are located or wether there are pills in the body in order to distinguish the bdelloid genuses (or whatever the plural is! Sorry)


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Post by Charles Krebs »

Nice rotifer trio!
(Is this really only your third post in the new forum?!?... the ponds are starting to come alive, so lets see more! :wink: )

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