Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Paramecium caudatum attempts to swim through a population of Didinium nasutum, but is attacked by one which sticks the Paramecium with a needle-like organ that quickly paralyzes the protozoan. Didinium is a ciliate that can reach a size of 150-200 microns. Recorded under Nomarski DIC illumination.

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Keywords: animal-like, animallike, carnivore, caudatum, cell, cells, cilia, didinium nasutum, didinium nasutum ciliate protozoa, eat, feed, freshwater, hold-fast, hunt, micro, microorganism, organism, paramecium, pond, predator, prey, protist, protozoa, seize, single, stab, unicelluar

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Didinium nasutum ciliate protozoa

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