Wim van Egmond

Honorable Mention
2012 Small World In Motion Competition

Wim van Egmond

Micropolitan Museum
Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands

Subject Matter:

Limnias melicerta (a rotifer)

- see: Rotifer (200x)

Differential Interference Contrast

see: DIC

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.