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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Dear @sameer,

    What a beautiful observation. From the shape of the shell (and your description of slow movement); I was going to suggest it’s a pennate diatom. Although the internal morphology is a little bit puzzling. If it moves in a gliding manner (see here https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=3500) that would be a big clue.

    Can you post a movie?


  2. Sameer says:

    Thanks so much, sir.
    That was really helpful to me
    Thanking you

  3. Cristina says:

    Can it be a rotifer? Frozen image as it was stretching to move. I think you can even recognise the mastax. Just suggesting.

  4. Manu Prakash says:

    I think @christina is absolutely right. The moment I saw the image again; it occurred to me that this is a rotifer. It’s just extending!

    Great eyes @Christina. Fantastic image.


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