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Purple & Green Ciliate

#1 Post by 75RR » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:35 am

Ciliate is 65µm long

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Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

#2 Post by MichaelG. » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:15 pm

Wonderful colour-scheme !!
I am naive regarding such matters: Do you have any explanation ?

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Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

#3 Post by 75RR » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:27 pm

Thanks MichaelG.

Surprised me too, not seen anything quite like that. Not having much luck finding out about it either.

If I had to guess I would say the green is most probably food (something it ate) and the purple colour is perhaps due to bacteria
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Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

#4 Post by zzffnn » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:01 pm

Very nice, 75RR! Did you try using flash to get a photo of it?

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#5 Post by 75RR » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:04 pm

Thanks zzffnn, don't have flash yet. Would have been handy.
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Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

#6 Post by Chadack » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:26 pm

I've not seen one of those with those colours before where did you get it from fresh or sault water or terrestrial?
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Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

#7 Post by 75RR » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:10 am

Thanks Chadack
I've not seen one of those with those colours before where did you get it from fresh or sault water or terrestrial?
First time for me as well. It is marine, from the southern coast of Spain.
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Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

#8 Post by Bruce Taylor » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:21 pm

It appears to be a species of Dysteria. What a marvellous colour!

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#9 Post by 75RR » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:51 am

Many thanks Bruce, was hoping you would have a suggestion :)

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