Hydra, light micrograph

Hydra, light micrograph

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Caption: Hydra. Lightfield illuminated light micrograph of a section through a hydra, showing its tentacles (top) containing its stinging cells (cnidocytes). Hydra are small simple predatory fresh-water animals. They catch small swimming crustaceans such as daphnia using stinging and adhesive cells on their tentacles. Magnification: x36 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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