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Limnias 1

Limnias 1
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Limnias ceratophylli - The wheeling apparatus seems to consist of two wheels of cilia.

Being shaken the animals can swiftly retreat into their living-tubes which they build themselves from protein droppings and can't be left anymore.

Limnias 2

Limnias 2
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Limnias ceratophylli - Limnias warfting prey inside (mouth cavity not visible) with two Closterium algae attached to the tube.

The living-tubes of rotifers are often used by smaller organisms, e.g. smaller wheel animals or Vorticellae as anchor ground.