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An amoeba hunting for food II (Long Version)

When a ciliate or flagellate accidently runs into the amoebas body, two pseudopodia tightly grasp the unlucky prey and transfer it to the central part. At first the prey struggles to get free, but soon stops moving. Finally the prey loses its shape and becomes unrecognizable.


Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
The organism is Vexillifera.

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Sampling Date : 09 August 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River B  Google Map

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