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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Absolutely beautiful data. It’s incredible to see the behavior; and fantastic data collection by the students.

    I will share this post with others; and try to identify this. Can you post a picture of the pond itself (I assume it’s a fresh water); just so the ecology is clear.

    It seems like the worm has a symbioant green algae (the green ting of color). More soon.

    Keep exploring – and share your passion for science.

    Cheers
    Manu

  2. Manu Prakash says:

    It’s possible it’s a “microstomum” – the punches are very typical. See here

    http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/48100/48189/48189_microstomum.htm

    Cheers
    Manu

  3. Manu Prakash says:

    Another flatworm biologist just suggested it might be Catenulida. Can you find them again and cut them up – they seem to regenerate this way.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenulida

    See https://twitter.com/planaria1/status/1016025264806129665?s=21

    Cheers
    Manu

  4. Manu Prakash says:

    Another confirmation that it might be Catenulida. Ow you should really try to do the segmentation and regenation experiment.. do you think your students can find it again.

    See on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ezattara/status/1016150516701724672?s=21

    Cheers
    Manu

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