Mesodinium ciliate...video

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Mesodinium ciliate...video

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Hello
In this video I show a ciliate which I believe is mesodinium
I'm surprised the total immobility of the cilia at rest simulate a heliozoa
Francisco
http://youtu.be/oUEuZpiGCnQ
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Hi there,
Nice video :lol:
What is the magnification in this video ?
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Post by René »

You're lucky to catch them ' at rest. It's Mesodinium, the last bit is very clear.

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Post by Mitch640 »

He can move fast when he wants too. As always, great video resolution from the Fluophot.

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Post by fpelectronica »

Thanks Harald for your comment
Magnification approx. For the first part 250X and 400X for the final
Thanks Rene for your proper identification and commentary
Mitch, if I have read that if I were our size, with a jump of a second would travel a hundred yards, or 360km / h (223millas/h)
Francisco

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Post by Mitch640 »

I have often wondered about the G forces they can attain and survive. It has to be some huge amount. Things like nauplius can also jump huge distances, for them, in fractions of a second.

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Francisco,

What an interesting coincidence. Just a day or two ago I had a slide with a great may of these present. They too just rested up against the cover slip as you show here, and my initial impression was that they could, at first glance, be mistaken as "heliozoans". I did not concentrate much on photographing them, but did take a shot or two. Need to take a second look at them.

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Post by fpelectronica »

Thanks Carlos
When not moving is like a heliozoa. Only when he jumps is seen to be another animal
Francisco

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