Caption: Animation of Vorticella sp. protozoa feeding. This protozoan feeds by using hair-like cilia around the cap of its bell to waft food particles towards its central mouth. Each individual Vorticella has a contractile stalk called a myoneme, which is used to jerk it towards its substrate when threatened. Vorticella are widely distributed in freshwater environments worldwide, and feed mainly on aquatic bacteria. Original same as master.

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Vorticella protozoa, animation

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Duration: 00:01:00.01

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

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