A gentle-looking ciliate
Among a group of large, active ciliates, there is a tiny, delicate ciliate. It seems to be foraging among particles in a gentle way.
Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
This organism is Cinetochilum margaritaceum.
It is often found in soils rich in humus (decomposing organic matter).
Sampling Date : 08 August 2009
Sampling Site : Hirose River A Google Map