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Strobilidium hunting technique I

Hunting technique The shape of this ciliate called Strobilidium reminds us of a bell or strawberry. Although the body shape is similar to Vorticella, it does not have a stalk, yet like Vorticella, it rotates in a continuous arc. The whirlpool created by the rapid waving of the cilia surrounding its mouth pulls food into the organism.

Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
This organism is Strobilidium.

The Protozoological Monograph, vol.3, 134, 2006 (Kreutz & Foissner), depicts the figure of Strobilidium with a narrow string at its rear end, and describes the organism as exhibiting rotatory movement while attaching itself to a surface by its string.

Sampling Date : 03 July 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River B  Google Map

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