STELLATE OBJECTS FOR THE MICROSCOPE
by Brian Darnton & Wim van Egmond


Actinosphaerium eichhorni

 

Since the sun is also a star we thought it would be a good idea to include Actinosphaerium eichhorni, a sun animalcule. This wonderful pond creature captures small ciliates and rotifers with its long filament-like 'axopodia'. It can be found in ordinary pond water. This species can be relatively large, sometime a millimetre!

This individual was 0.5 millimetre.

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Published in the December 2000 edition of Micscape Magazine.

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