Carchesium - stalked ciliates in activated sludge A clip by Zika Reh from Subotica Wastewater Treatment Plant aeration tanks
Stylonychia - A Ciliate I am finding quite a few of these ciliates and find them easy to photograph, as they seem to stay in one area and don't zip around mindlessly like paramecium. Microscope: Nikon Fluophot Flourescence Research Microscope Camera: Canon T1i w/ EOS Extension Tube adaptor w/Nikon 2.5X Projector lens Scope Settings: 15.1 MP Canon 1.6x Camera over 10x Objective
Exploding Ciliates Oval ciliates bursting open (lysis).
Ciliates moving- detailed video Detailed video showing moving ciliates, due to slight compression details inside clearly visible
Ciliate sweeping up bacteria A Ciliate Protozoan from the New Chicago Salt Marsh Cyanobacterial Mat.
VAGINICOLA TERRICOLA CILIATE CILIADO VAGINICOLA TERRICOLA T Caparazon 55um Animal 70um
Unknown Ciliate - could it be Tetrahymena that about to go into cyst stage This sample is collected from my pond life culture. I think the is a Tetrahymena that are about to go in to cyst stage. As the book "The Ciliated Protozoa by Denis H Lynn" explained, Ciliates have different stages depending on the availability of food. You can find other pictures and videos at my post at
Various Ciliates: Spirostomum, Paramecium, Loxodes Zeiss Standard Microscope with Leitz DIC optics. Canon EOS 500D HD video. Shows ciliates: Spirostomum sp, Paramecium caudatum, Loxodes sp
Free-Swimming Peritrich Ciliates These free-swimming ciliates resemble very large vorticella, but have no stalks. They might be vorticellids in a telotroch phase, but I don't see a ring of posterior cilia. Help with identification would be welcome.
FW Ciliate 01 A large freshwater ciliate of some sort -- might be something Loxodes-like but I can't make out any gravity-sensing Müller's vesicles, and I think the shape is a little off. Ciliates are insanely diverse, and it's a bit overwhelming to learn to identify them... (edit: Litonotus sp.) The two fairly large finely granular bodies are the somatic macronuclei. Ciliates carry two genomes: a transcriptionally silent one stored in the small micronuclei and a highly modified, polyploid transcriptionally-active variant stored in the much larger macronuclei. A pair of contractile vacuoles are also visible at opposite ends of the cell, as well as an algal prey in a digestive vacuole. Not sure what the random smaller vesicles and those long narrow inclusions are; the latter might be trichocysts or some weird bacteria, or perhaps none of the above. The mouth should be towards the right end of the cell (from our perspective). Freshwater, Apr 2011, Vancouver
Peruvian Amazon Microorganisms V, CILIATE ¿XX? N°1, ©Gonzalo Guiloff Microscope view of a drop of water obtained during visit to nearby Ucayali river, Peruvian Amazon. I'm just an amateur, if anyone knows the the specimen name post it to add it to the title.400x views. ©Gonzalo Guiloff Vista al microscopio de una gota de agua obtenida durante visita en las cercanias del rio ucayali, amazonia peruana. Solo soy aficionado, si alguien conoce el nombre del especimen posteelo para agregarlo al titulo.400x views. ©Gonzalo Guiloff
Amoeba with Ciliate and Diatoms An amoeba collected from the Weep site, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Reserve, moves slowly among Ciliates and Diatoms. Magnified 200x. Related videomicrographs can be found under the tage DBWeep.
Activated sludge flocs and free swimming ciliates Free swimming ciliates in aerated synthetic sewage medium, a clip by Zika Reh
Ciliates eating Favia polyp Digital Coral Guide. Free Download! Video made in Parguera Puerto Rico of a ciliate species devouring th eprimary polyp of a Favia fragum. These pests spread through our cultures and caused a great deal of losses in our settled corals.
Ciliate in HD Acquired on a Zeiss Axiovert 200M with a 63x/1.4 Plan-Apochromat lens. A Canon 500D camera was used to capture this differential interference contrast (DIC) video.
Protozoa - ciliates Сiliates in a drop of water
ciliate Woodrufia Video shows ciliates Woodruffia ingesting Phormidium autumnalae filaments. Twisted filament is much more resistant than solitary trichome visible in the right side of a frame. More information about ability of cyanobacteria to defend themselves against ciliate grazers are available in papers: Agnieszka Pajdak-Stós, Edyta Fiałkowska, J***z Fyda, Phormidium autumnalae (Cyanobacteria) defense against three ciliate grazer species, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 2001, Vol. 23: 237-244 (www.int-/artcles/ame/23/a023p237.pdf ) and Edyta Fiałkowska, Agnieszka Pajdak-Stós, Dependence of cyanobacteria defense mode on grazer pressure, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 2002, Vol. 27: 149-157 (www.int-/artcles/ame/27/a027p149.pdf ).
Ciliate video at 400x.MOV Ciliate parasite infection on California killifish.
Ciliates Video of some ciliates at 1000x magnification. Taken using a Canon EOS 7D with a microscope/telescope eyepiece adaptor. The bright flares on the video are a result of light reflecting off of the inside of the adaptor tube, which can be fixed using some black paper.
Shadowed Ciliates Ciliates meandering on my slide. I used a quarter to partially block the light, creating a shadow. This makes the internal workings of the ciliates slightly more visible.
Ciliates 2 Ciliates are protozoans with cilia for movements.
Stalked Ciliates A stalk ciliate colony 1000x. Video captured by Environmental Leverage while performing a wastewater biomass ***ysis. Visit for more videos and pictures.
Cylindrotheca diatoms and Ciliates Sample from the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Reserve, a shallow stream of 39-PPT salt content. Image taken with Nikon 885 3x optical zoom and Olympus Microscope, 100x with Hoffman Modulation Contrast Optics.
rotifer and ciliates, Brachionus ibericus rotifer in a microscope
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Mayfly larva being picked clean by ciliates at 100X, 400X & 1000X The cuticle of a mayfly. I'm not sure what the ciliates are. They appear to be about 50-60 micrometers long. Collected from a pond in Western Quebec. The exposure at 1000X is darker than it should be.
Unidentified Ciliates I am usually wrong with my identifications, and in this case I don't have a clue where to even start, other than to say they are some kind of Protist ciliate. I just call them smurfs. They are usually zipping about so fast that you can't possibly get an image of them, but these guys seem to be clustered around a bit of food. Several of them are in various stages of cell division. Maybe that makes them docile, at least enough to get a few minutes worth of video of them. Microscope: Nikon Fluophot Flourescence Research Microscope Camera: Canon T1i w/ EOS Extension Tube adaptor w/Nikon 2.5X Projector lens Scope Settings: 15.1 MP Canon 1.6x Camera over Nikon CFN 10x Plan Objective
Colonial Ciliates A group of colonial bell cilates, plus a few free swimming rotifers from Highland Lakes, California.
Stalked Ciliates - Epistylis? Stalked ciliates - possibly epistylis. A small group, contracted and not feeding after I ripped them from their cozy home and squashed them between two glass objects. Forgive the dirty opticals, please.
mikrogeo video 28 ciliate: Urocentrum ciliates spinning and dividing
Giant Ciliate attack over Cyanobacteria In another little video there was a Dinoflagellate dancing over the Cyanobacterial filament. Along came the Ciliate. Dino-gone. Video with a Nikon Coolpix 885 at 3x zoom, through an Olympus microscope 1000x oil with Hoffman Modulation Contrast optics. Clearly some Ciliates hang around Cyanobacteria for lunch.
Wastewater Ciliates Seen here is a sample from a wastewater treatment plant in Southeast Wisconsin. The organism in the center of the screen is a rotifer, which feed on small clumps of bacteria. This rotifer species is possibly Lecane, which can feed on Microthrix parvicella or other filamentous bacteria. The ciliates swimming around it could be either Paramecium bursaria, which tolerate high concentrations of ammonium and low levels of oxygen; or Glaucoma scintillans, which are usually observed in the first stages of the system. They are fast swimmers and can also tolerate low oxygen.
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Protozoa Ciliate Division by Equal Binary Fission in HD This video shows a protozoan ciliate in the process of dividing. This ciliate protozoan was found in amongst a floating algal mass floating on the surface of a fresh water pond in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. Note the cilia beating at the edge of the organism. I am not an expert in identifying protozoa, so if anyone can pin down the Genus and species, it would be nice to know. Comments on the video are welcome.
Ciliate Binary Fission I spotted this large ciliate (Oxytricha?) in the process of binary fission when looking at a sample from an infusion of dried grass (about 10 days old). As can be seen, the ciliates divide transversally. Besides a small number of these ciliates, the sample contains a large number of rotifers and quite a few small amoebas.
"I'm a Ciliate" Biology Rap Video This is just a little biology project we had to do on ciliates. it actually came out pretty good so we all decided to put it on youtube. its kind of cheesy but we only had a couple hours to record and edit it. so i hope you enjoy. words and lyrics:Ben Malicki/Sam Evans/Kevin Lewis Music and Beats:Kevin Lewis PS: We did Like 3 takes of this vid, in one of them i dropped my pick. We all thought that was funny so we added that in. we took the audio of the the real version on used it in the background and just added some random pics and clips. Thats why the music is still playing when i drop my pick.
unknown ciliate ciliates in in mosquito pupa
Ciliates, Rotifers And Worms, Oh My This video starts out with an unidentified ciliate that resembles a Paramecium. Then continues with Stylonychia, Chaetonotus gastrotricha and several species of Rotifers. The sample was taken from my microbe aquarium, which has been running since early November of 2010 with no air pump, filter or dedicated light. When I started it, I added three small sample jars of Mississippi River water and a small bunch of hornwort plants from the pet shop. It has kept me in viewing samples all winter and is still going strong.
Ciliates A collection of sessile (fixed to something) ciliates. These are single celled organisms that attach to twigs, rocks etc in the aquatic environment and feed by sweeping food particles from the water with beating, hair-like cilia. These are all freshwater species. Despite being sessile they are surprisingly active. Species include: Vorticella (0:12 & 1:16), Stentor (0:50), Vaginicola (1:00). Some clips are faster than normal speed.
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Free Swimming Ciliates Free Swimming Ciliates @ 1000x. Video captured by Environmental Leverage while performing a wastewater biomass ***ysis. Visit for more videos and pictures.