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Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:35 am
by 75RR
Ciliate is 65┬Ám long


Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:15 pm
by MichaelG.
Wonderful colour-scheme !!
I am naive regarding such matters: Do you have any explanation ?

MichaelG.

Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:27 pm
by 75RR
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

Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:01 pm
by zzffnn
Very nice, 75RR! Did you try using flash to get a photo of it?

Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:04 pm
by 75RR
Thanks zzffnn, don't have flash yet. Would have been handy.

Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:26 pm
by Chadack
I've not seen one of those with those colours before where did you get it from fresh or sault water or terrestrial?

Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:10 am
by 75RR
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.

Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:21 pm
by Bruce Taylor
It appears to be a species of Dysteria. What a marvellous colour!

Re: Purple & Green Ciliate

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:51 am
by 75RR
Many thanks Bruce, was hoping you would have a suggestion :)

https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... gdao_China