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  1. laksiyer says:

    Fantastic that you have spirostomum growing like this. You might know that Spirostomum is used as an assay system to study effect of chemicals like benzoquinones. This page shows one such really unique use.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=Ki9djoKOm-0C&pg=PA14&lpg=PA14&dq=cockroach+spirostomum&source=bl&ots=yiAqQvTXTe&sig=gSFHVTTNwGlSTeHyiVH8cuLV-_Y&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi41e7P-qDcAhXug-AKHf70D7IQ6AEIOzAH#v=onepage&q=cockroach%20spirostomum&f=false

    It would be great if one could adapt this to other such things.

    Have you tried slowing the ciliates down. I have used 1.5% methylcellulose (http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artmay02/rhmicrotech.html) and a commercial product called detain. I know people have tried all their medicines on their shelves to slow ciliates.

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