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Caption: High speed light microscopy of a Synchaeta rotifer (family Synchaetidae) ingesting Peridinium (family Peridiniaceae, yellow), a motile dinoflagellate. You can see a Peridinium digesting in the stomach of the largest Synchaeta. It later takes another Peridinium into its mouth before spitting it out. The Synchaeta head has a crown of cilia that draws a vortex of water into the mouth. Synchaeta is a small predator, approximately 0.45 millimetres in length. Peridinium are 30-70 micrometres in length and covered in a thick plate armour of thecal plates. Filmed with darkfield illumination.

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Keywords: aquatic animal, aquatic life, biological, biology, cilia, ciliated, corona, darkfield illumination, dinoflagellate, fauna, feeding, filter feeders, freshwater, high speed, high-speed, ingesting, ingestion, invertebrate, light micrograph, light microscope, light microscopy, lm, meiofauna, microbiological, microbiology, microorganism, mixotroph, mixotrophic, nature, optical, peridiniaceae, peridinium, pondlife, predator, prey, rotifers, synchaeta, synchaetidae, waterlife

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Synchaeta ingesting Peridinium

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