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Stentor 1

Stentor 1
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Stentor coeruleus - Unicellular Ciliate in search of a place to fasten to.

Can adapt itself to the surrounding by means of contractile fibrils (myonema). The ciliated band at its top is used both to propel and to whirl food into the large vacuole.

Stentor 2

Stentor 2
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Stentor coeruleus - After fixening its pedicle to a piece of Detritus it is forming a "trumpet" and constantly turning und twisting its elastic body in all directions in search of food.

Stentor 3

Stentor 3
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Stentor polymorphus - Symbiosis with green algae;

beginning vegetative reproduction where the mother is dividing from its lately formed daughter by transverse fission. It often settles next to the daughter`s pedicle (formation of a colony).