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Coleps ciliate, LM

Coleps ciliate, LM

C023/6903

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GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Coleps sp. ciliate with food particles inside. Coleps sp. is the piranha or hyena of the ciliate world. Eats detritus but definitely has a penchant for bits of animals - and is not squeamish about attacking living but damaged organisms. Distinguished by having calcareous plates with pretzel-shaped patterns around the outside of the body. Microscopic contrast technique : Differential interference contrast. Magnification 600x when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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