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Light microscope footage of Leptophrys sp., showing the movement of this naked amoeba in timelapse. The original capturing time was about 3 min. Leptophrys moves relatively fast by permanent creeping, with thin, tapering pseudopodia. Sometimes the movement looks a bit spooky. Food particles like algae cells are engulfed as a whole. The amoeba was collected from a small freshwater brook habitat. Microscopic contrast method used: Phase contrast. Captured field width: 0.3mm.
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