Hydra, SEM

Hydra, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hydra budding. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Hydra sp. freshwater hydrozoan. Hydra catch small swimming crustaceans such as daphnia using stinging and adhesive cells on their tentacles (finger-like, upper centre). Prey is ingested via a mouth (circular, centre) at the base of the tentacles. Magnification: x60, when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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