What else are we observing in the petri dishes???
posted by: abeebe
While observing our wonderful zebrafish embryos under the microscope, there are 3 common “visitors” that we also ocassionally observe. They are all quite fascinating and beautiful in their own right. I wanted to post some videos that are at a higher magnification of these micro organisms so that students can viewthem in more detail. Each organism has a picture, and then a link to a video of that organism in action. Check these incredible creatures out! (The image above was taken by me in a school in November 2011. It shows all 3 in one shot for comparison)
video of vorticella
120 x 80 μm
peristome 114 μm
Minuma Natural p.
video of rotifer
A bdelloid rotifer.
I (Bob Blaylock (talk)) created this work entirely by myself.
20 September 2009 21:32 PD
video of coleps
Coleps hirtus Nitzsch, cell body 44 μm long, 23 μm wide, stained with Methylene blue, by H. Yoshino
Coleps hirtus, x 400, by Y. Tsukii
50 μm 100 μm 150 μm; x 400