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Rotifer Birth

#1 Post by jason » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:14 pm

Edit: Thanks to 75RR for correcting me by pointing out this is a live birth!




Original post: This rotifer (?) surprised me by suddenly shedding its skin. First time I've managed to see that and didn't recognize the signs.
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Re: Molting Time

#2 Post by 75RR » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:22 pm

Seems to me that what you are witnessing is a live birth.
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Re: Molting Time

#3 Post by jason » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:24 pm

You think? While editing it, I did think "hmmm, that shell seems to be moving independently."

Retitled it, after finding some other videos of similar. There's just always so much to learn!

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Re: Molting Time

#4 Post by actinophrys » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:30 pm

Extremely neat! It is indeed a bdelloid rotifer; this one looks like Rotaria, which usually have a distinctive pair of eyes on the rostrum, visible here around 1:44. The other types with live birth are mostly Dissotrocha and Embata with eyes on the neck.

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Re: Rotifer Birth

#5 Post by 75RR » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:40 pm

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Re: Rotifer Birth

#6 Post by mintakax » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:29 pm

Very cool ! Thanks!

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#7 Post by Nerdoid » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm

Woooow! Congrats! That is waaay cool.
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