Colonial rotifers and hydra tentacle, light micrograph

Colonial rotifers and hydra tentacle, light micrograph

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Credit: MAREK MIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Colonial rotifers and hydra tentacle, polarized light micrograph. These are Conochilus rotifers. Rotifers are microscopic aquatic animals that are related to roundworms. Hydra are small simple predatory fresh-water animals. They catch prey using stinging and adhesive cells on their tentacles. Dark field illumination. Magnification: x40 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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