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  1. Its not a rotifer, can be confusing at first, but it’s a gastrotrich, you can refer it in this post by Cedric, Rotifers don’t glide while moving, they have telescopic movement.
    https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=162020

    Interestingly, there are colpodas conjugating in your sample too. Pond water, isn’t it ??

    Cheers
    Yashas

    1. Tulasi Mastanamma says:

      Greetings yashas, thank you for your guidance, yes its a pond sample. Though it got bifid tail its movement appears different from gastrotrich and even rotifer

  2. Manu Prakash says:

    Beautiful. The split tail might be an indicator of gastrotrich – but it’s movement does not look like a “smooth gliding” either (I don’t see them stop so intermittently) – so I am doubting if it’s a gastrotrich.

    The mystery is agonizing!

    Cheers
    Manu

    1. Tulasi Mastanamma says:

      Thank you Manu Prakash for your guidance and foldscope is giving daily puzzles, As a teacher its helping me to explore and explain , Great contributions by your team

  3. Hello,
    My friend who specializes in Gastrotricha – Małgorzata Kolicka estimates that this is not Gastrotricha.
    Definitely it is a rotifera (Rotifera) from the Monogononta subclass and probably belongs to the Lecanidae family. Unfortunately, more cannot be presented on the basis of the materials contained.

    Cheers
    Dagmara

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