NEW Tiny World video! TINY BELLS!

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TINY BELLS!

Ciliates of the genus Vorticella are among the most attractive and delicate protozoans. They are single celled organisms of no more than 80 micrometres in length (80 thousandths of a millimetre) and have a very slim peduncle able to contract in a spiral shape. With that peduncle Vorticella ciliates attach themselves to the substrate or to the small particles while filtering the water thanks to the currents created by the cilia located around their upper part. They are voracious predators of bacteria, thus we can consider them as important purifiers of the fresh waters.

 

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TINY BELLS!

Los protozoos ciliados del género Vorticella se encuentran entre los más atractivos y delicados. Son organismos unicelulares que no suelen medir más de 80 micras, es decir, 80 milésimas de milímetro, y que están dotados de un pedúnculo muy delgado y capaz de contraerse en espiral. Con ese pedúnculo se fijan al sustrato o a las partículas sumergidas mientras filtran el agua gracias a las corrientes que crean con los cilios que rodean su parte superior. Son unos voraces devoradores de bacterias, por lo que se pueden considerar unos importantes depuradores de las aguas dulces.

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