Just add water and you'll have a rotifer!

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Just add water and you'll have a rotifer!

#1 Post by billporter1456 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:52 pm


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#2 Post by rabitt » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:07 pm

You always keep us well entertained.
As well as educated.

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#3 Post by billben74 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:34 pm

Yet as always our own Attenbrough of the microbe world strikes again with a lovely piece of wildlife footage.
Thanks. :)

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#4 Post by zzffnn » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:05 am

Wow, another act that I have not seen before! I am amazed how fast she recovered.

How long did you stalk her, Bill? I would like to record rare scenes like this, but wonder how long it takes........
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#5 Post by JimT » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:07 pm

"I encyst" :roll:

Very good find.

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#6 Post by billbillt » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:08 pm

Very interesting!..

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#7 Post by billporter1456 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:21 pm

Thanks to all who took the time to watch and leave a comment. As to how long it took, not very long on this one. I tried to start the camera in time to record it going into the cyst state, but failed by just a minute or less. As I was recording a bit of video focusing on the cyst, I could see some movements within the cyst and decided to see what would happen if I added a drop of water to the edge of the cover slip. I was surprised at how quickly the rotifer recovered.

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#8 Post by glennbech » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:35 pm

Focus on behaviour produces a very entertaining video! :)

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#9 Post by billporter1456 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:11 am

glennbech wrote:Focus on behaviour produces a very entertaining video! :)
Thanks, glennbech!

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#10 Post by gekko » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:42 pm

I enjoyed the video, the initial graphics, the narrative, and the music, and I had a smile on my face throughout the video. Thank you, Bill!!

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