Found in fresh water at nursery under plants on watering bench.
Flooded soil sample taken from a garden.
found in marina of Great Salt Lake. Similar to observation from the breakwaters of the Great Salt Lake
but this one seems to have more chlorophyll in it, which may be from there being a lot more things to eat in the marina sample.
Found in marina area of Great Salt Lake. ~30 micron in length. Cilia all around.
found in beach breakwater of Great Salt Lake. ~40 microns in length. I saw numerous ones in the sample with similar body plans varying from 10 microns up to 40 microns
The ciliates are a group of protozoans characterized by the presence of hair-like organelles called cilia, which are identical in structure to eukaryotic flagella, but typically shorter and present in much larger numbers with a different undulating pattern than flagella. Cilia occur in all members of the group (although the peculiar Suctoria only have them for part of the life-cycle) and are variously used in swimming, crawling, attachment, feeding, and sensation.