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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.

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


    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!


    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.


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