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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lfelliott

Date

January 21, 2017 12:21 PM CST

Description

scraped from crustose lichen on Carya ovata bark

Photos / Sounds

What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

damontighe

Date

January 15, 2017 11:05 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

damontighe

Date

January 15, 2017 11:05 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

anmar2015

Date

January 3, 2017 11:51 PM +14

Description

Dead rotifer likely Brachionus spp. being scavenged by smaller microorganisms.
Image also showing a heliozoan.
Video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuCZpGViT2E

Photos / Sounds

Observer

anmar2015

Date

January 3, 2017 06:42 PM +14

Description

Video Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJPEP7HB3oo

The organism is surrounded by a protective gelatinous case that it retracts into when a threat is perceived as demonstrated in the video.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

chlorophilia

Date

December 11, 2016

Description

I got 10min+ of footage of this rotifer inhabiting the leaf of a moss specimen
(Syntrichia princeps) I collected.

Fascinating!

The moss was gathered from Bluffs Park October 23 though these images were captured today, December 11, 2016.

Photos / Sounds

What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

sarka

Date

December 6, 2016

Description

From a pond. Very small.

Photos / Sounds

What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

sarka

Date

December 6, 2016

Description

From a pond.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

laksiyer

Date

October 29, 2016

Description

This is a Bdelloid rotifer (Rotifer-19984-5-LI in the foldscope classfication) that grew in a lichen suspended in water for 2 weeks. It might be from the lichen as I have seen this at least twice independently. For more details and videos see,

https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=19984

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

tomm_01

Date

November 22, 2016 12:39 PM CET

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tiskolin

Date

November 24, 2016

Description

Rotifer searching for food. Found from moss in my backyard.

Photos / Sounds

What

Rotifers Phylum Rotifera

Observer

tiskolin

Date

November 24, 2016

Description

Some sort of huge larva. Found from moss in my backyard.

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Description from Wikipedia

The rotifers (Rotifera, commonly called wheel animals) make up a phylum of microscopic and near-microscopic pseudocoelomate animals. They were first described by Rev. John Harris in 1696, and other forms were described by Anton van Leeuwenhoek in 1703. Most rotifers are around 0.1–0.5 mm long (although their size can range from 50 μm to over 2 millimeters), and are common in freshwater environments throughout the world with a few saltwater species; for example, those of genus Synchaeta. Some...

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