Paramecium in Caltech Turtle Pond

Paramecium in Pond Water

This video shows a paramecium in motion among dirt in a water sample. The water sample was obtained at approximately 7:00 pm from the Caltech turtle pond. Teaching assistants took samples using plastic containers and droplets were pipetted onto slides.

The paramecium is of domain Eukaryota. The image shows the unicellular, oval organism. Its cell is highly organized with membrane-bound organelles and a nucleus.


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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Beautiful video. Indeed a ciliate – but most likely not a paramecium.

    Could you use digital zoom to get more videos of the same.

    Looks like the videos are looking better and better! Great work.


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