Didinium vs Paramecium Predator and prey

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Robert Berdan
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Didinium vs Paramecium Predator and prey

Post by Robert Berdan »

I just finished a short study of Didinium nasatum feeding on Paramecium caudatum. I could not find Didinium at local ponds so ordered some from Boreal labs. All the research papers I read also ordered them. Wondering if any of you have found Didinium in a lake or fresh water pond?

I watched Didinium feed which was amazing and took pictures and videos, below are a couple of photos - I posted the rest along with a video on my web site: https://www.canadiannaturephotographer. ... ecium.html for anyone interested, also have links to early studies on Didinium feeding.

Cheers
RB
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Paramecium being attached by Didinium
Paramecium being attached by Didinium
Fluorescence microscopy with Acridine orange stain
Fluorescence microscopy with Acridine orange stain
Paramecium between Didinium
Paramecium between Didinium
Didinium DIC microscopy
Didinium DIC microscopy

Didier_Micro
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Re: Didinium vs Paramecium Predator and prey

Post by Didier_Micro »

Hi,

Interesting from a scientific point of view and superb from an artistic point of view.
Thank you for sharing.

Regards
Didier

Luis Carlos
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Re: Didinium vs Paramecium Predator and prey

Post by Luis Carlos »

Great photos and information Robert, as usual.

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Re: Didinium vs Paramecium Predator and prey

Post by Saul »

Robert, thanks for the great article !
Beautiful photos !
Saul
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jpringle
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Re: Didinium vs Paramecium Predator and prey

Post by jpringle »

Appreciate from a technical perspective as well. Very well presented!

micro_pix
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Re: Didinium vs Paramecium Predator and prey

Post by micro_pix »

Outstanding photography and a great narrative!

Dave

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