Menoidium crescent moon flagellate

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Menoidium crescent moon flagellate

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In this video we look at Menoidium pellucidum
A flagellate that we have found in freshwater.
It is shaped like a crescent moon, a flagellum that loses at death
A vacuole near the channel where is born the flagellum.
And crystals of a starch called paramilo
40X objective
Polarized oblique light
Panasonic GH4 camera
Video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E-hmK6qo-E
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The video turned out very well.

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Thanks

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Very nice video, thank you Carlos! I watched your phase version too.

I have lots of Menoidium in my pond sample which has been receiving direct window sunlight and going on for almost a year. Was too lazy to search for their identity. Now I know, thank you!

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Thanks!

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Nice one Carlos, you always seem able to find the most interesting things in your pond.
What does it eat, bacteria? I always wonder how these thingies find enough food to be able to move around a lot and to build such an amount of food storage as well.

Best wishes, René

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René wrote:What does it eat, bacteria?
Hi and thanks René.
They are "osmotrophs" obtain their nutrients by osmotic absorption of substances dissolved in water.

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Very nice

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Thank you Jacek

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Great video. It really gives a clear sense of the "body" shape

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Charles Krebs wrote:Great video. It really gives a clear sense of the "body" shape
Thank you Charles. I will soon film it with 100X objective

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Bonjour
Très agréable
Cordialement seb
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Thanks

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