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Note: Depending on the type of link below, a new window may be opened. If so, please close it down after viewing, to return to this index. New Oct.2003: Hydra movies by Donald Ferry. See below.
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Insects and mites
     
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Super-resistant hair lice are not too good at walking on hard surfaces.
Lice resources on Microscopy-UK
Mol Smith, UK
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Head lice can stray to other regions of the body.
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Mol Smith, UK
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Body lice also known as clothes lice.
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Mol Smith, UK
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Mature body louse filled with blood.
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Mol Smith, UK
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View of head louse close-up from beneath.
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Mol Smith, UK
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Close-up of dustmite. 
Dustmites - a tale of love and passion between the sheets
Mol Smith, UK
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Note to parents/teachers: a movie clip from an adult perspective. 
Body lice in pubic region.
 Licewars!
Note to parents/teachers: this illustrated article discusses an important topic from an adult perspective. 
Mol Smith, UK
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View of head louse moving along hair shaft.
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Mol Smith, UK
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 View of head louse moving up and down  hair shaft.
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Mol Smith, UK
 
 
Aquatic life
     
Pond life 
     
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See a beautiful, almost graceful freshwater bryozoa called Plumatella.
  Pond fairies. The freshwater bryozoa, Plumatella repens.

Video microscopy. My own system.

Ken Jones, UK
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Now look at the Plumatella ciliated tentacles close-up!
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Ken Jones, UK
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See another movie of Plumatella.
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Ken Jones, UK
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See another movie of Plumatella.
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Ken Jones, UK
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Like a sphere spinning in space, see Volvox spin on our pages!
  Volvox - the jewel of the pond.
Ken Jones, UK
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See a rotifer attacking a Volvox colony.
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Ken Jones, UK
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A truly amazing creature: Lacrymaria olor - 'Tear of a Swan'! 
  'Tear of a swan'. Lacrymaria olor the 'giraffe' of the protozoan world!

A microscopic 'Loch Ness monster', Lacrymaria olor

Richard Howey, US
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The whirling wheel-like cilia of the rotifer!
  Jaws! A Micscape Wonder Article the beautiful and awesome features of a rotifer captured on video.
Ken Jones, UK
Mol Smith, UK
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Water bear Milnesium tardigradum; one of the finest video clips on the web of water bears!
Thrilling water bears
Martin Mach, Germany
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Young water bear Echiniscus testudo; dark-field illumination. 
Thrilling water bears
Martin Mach, Germany
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Water bear Echniscus mediantus, dark-field illumination. 
Water bear: a living sweet?
Martin Mach, Germany

Click gallery link right. Clips in 'mov' format, Quicktime player needed.

NEW Three video clips and stills of a hydra. Showing typical expansion/contraction tentacle movement etc.

Video gallery: Hydra

Donald Ferry, USA

Marine life
     
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 The amazing pedicellaria or 'three jawed forceps' of a sea urchin
Sea urchin, a stinging but amazing animal
Jean-Marie Cavanihac, France
Other
     
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Marine salt crystallising (time-lapse sequence)
Time-lapse gallery
Jean-Marie Cavanihac, France

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