Urotricha the furry ciliated

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Urotricha the furry ciliated

Post by carlos.uruguay »

We have already filmed the ciliate Urotricha.
Found in a bottle of fresh water,
rotating between algae Elodea,
Is small, about 30um (0.03mm) long,
Its body is covered with cilia (small "hairs" that serve to swim)
A more long cilium was born in its rear end.
Its "mouth" ends in modified cilia similar to "hooks".
It has many vacuolas (similar to bubbles) in its body
It is very rapid and very difficult to film
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Oblique polarized light with 100X phase contrast objective
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