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Feeding Rotifer

An actively feeding rotifer (1) extends from an organic mass consisting largely of bacteria. Only about a quarter of the creature is seen -- it is attatched within the mass at about the point 2. If disturbed, it will suddenly contract within the mass, and emerge when the disturbance has passed.

Below is a smaller rotifer (3) with its corona withdrawn.

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