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Rotifer egg

#1 Post by Sauerkraut » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:23 pm

Freshwater pond rotifers. Much to my delight, one has a egg attached to it.

Cell phone image taken @ eyepiece with 20x objective, DF. Low end photography but seemed worth sharing.
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Re: Rotifer egg

#2 Post by MichaelG. » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:34 am

Definitely worth sharing ... Thanks

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Re: Rotifer egg

#3 Post by 75RR » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:54 am

A good catch is always worth sharing!

I wonder though (hard to be sure from just one image) if what you have there is a Vorticella reproducing?

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Re: Rotifer egg

#4 Post by Sauerkraut » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:40 pm

75RR wrote:A good catch is always worth sharing!

I wonder though (hard to be sure from just one image) if what you have there is a Vorticella reproducing?

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Looks like you are correct. Not an egg.

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Re: Rotifer egg

#5 Post by 75RR » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:49 pm

Looks like you are correct. Not an egg.
Live birth rather than an egg. Still a great catch!

Vorticella and the rest of the peritrich are fascinating:

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/pag ... 7/mode/1up

https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/sea ... ch#/titles
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