Collotheca rotifer egg hatching

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billporter1456
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Collotheca rotifer egg hatching

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I ran across a Collotheca rotifer which had produced a couple of eggs. Seeing movement within one of the eggs, I decided to try to catch the emergence of a “baby” rotifer. The project did not go smoothly, but did end in a success of sorts. Strands of algae partially obscured the view of the egg and each time I added water to keep things from drying out, it moved things around. Then an Ostracod came bumbling along knocking into the Colletheca’s tube. When the youngster emerged, I wasn’t able to keep it in focus and soon lost track of it altogether. I was pleased to get permission from rotifer expert Michael Plewka for the use of two of his photographs of juvenile Collotheca rotifers.

Equipment: Nikon Labophot microscope with phase contrast objectives and condenser; homemade LED illumination, Amscope MU300 USB camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFtOnk_QOB4

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Post by Jacek »

:shock: very interesting, a good movie

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Nice video.

Rogelio

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Thanks, all! Or both! :D

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Very nice

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