A flagellate morphing it’s shape – Distigma proteus

What an incredible flagellate did I stumble upon Today, while wandering through my favorite hiding spot; a swamp. I believe this is Distigma proteus – what’s remarkable is the body shape change which was continuous. If you watch is carefully; a remarkable transformation is happening. I am trying to isolate as many of them and…

Life in a drop o water; secret handshakes

I love the secret handshakes every organism in this video has for one another. They all react when interacting to other organisms – but quiet differently. In the past we have discussed on toxins presented on the surface; but I had not appreciated the diversity of “reactions” a single felled organism would have when seeing…