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These short movies illustrate locomotion and feeding behavior of a Bdelloid rotifer in the context of an urban environment sampling site. Rotifer locomotion by head to toe movement and by corona action are clearly seen. The corona establishes strong vortex currents to draw food into its mouth, and green algae are clearly seen being drawn into the mouth. Digestive movements of mastax and stomach are shown.

Figure 1: Rotifer Anatomy (video)

Figure 2: Rotimer Locomotion (video)

Figure 3: Rotifer Eating (video)

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