All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This <em><strong>Vorticella</em></strong> is a single-celled organism, a protist (100X). The bell-shaped cell is ciliated and stalked. The organism eats by waving the cilia and pulling food particles into the cell openings (being single-celled, it has ...
This Vorticella is a single-celled organism, a protist (100X). The bell-shaped cell is ciliated and stalked. The organism eats by waving the cilia and pulling food particles into the cell openings (being single-celled, it has no "mouth"). The following high-magnification photos were taken with a Wolfe 1.3 megapixel digital compound microscope, unfortunately, that resolution does not allow for sharp, high resolution photos. The photos in the science catalog sure didn't look like these! Hmmm, it makes me wonder if they really were taken with this kind of microscope! ;)

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