2012 Small World In Motion Competition
Wim van Egmond
Berkel en Rodenrijs,
- Subject Matter:
Limnias melicerta (a rotifer)- see: Rotifer (200x)
Differential Interference Contrast
This microanimal lives in a self-built tube attached to waterplants. We see the rotifer using fast moving cilia to create a vortex. This enables it to sweep in food particles like algae. Inside the organism we can also see jaw-like structures that grind the food.