Ophryoglena sp.
Ophryoglena is often characterized by conspicuous food vacuoles which come from the carotene-colored lipid droplets of copepods for example. (3)
 
Ophryoglena sp.; in this image the oral apparatus ( which has the form of a "6") with the so-called "Lieberkuensches Organell" (arrowhead) is visible. (2)
 
Ophryoglena sp.; specimen from (1).
 
Ophryoglena sp.; oral apparatus (1)
 
Ophryoglena sp.: 4 different aspects of the oral apparatus from specimens (1) and (2). "UK" refers to the German word "Uhrglaskoerper" as term for the "Lieberkuensches Organel".l
 
Ophryoglena sp.; specimen from (4), focus plane on the contractile vacuoles and the macronucleus.
 
Ophryoglena sp.; detail of the specimen in the above image showing the collecting canals (one of which is marked by arrowheads) and the ampullae (am) of the contractile vacuole (cv). (4)
 
Ophryoglena sp.; detail of specimen from (3), two different focus planes of oral apparatus. The upper image shows the cilia of the oral apparatus. The lower image shows the "Lieberkuensche Organell" (arrowheads), the function of which seems to be unclear. (3)
 
Location: Gevelsberg, Gruenes Klassenzimmer, pond (1); (3); (4); Wahner Heide near Cologne, trench (2);
Habitat : Detritus (1); (2); (3); (4)
Date: 8.8.2006 (1); 04.02.2010 (2); 12.11.2011 (3); 02.06.2011 (4)
 
freshwater life
procaryota
algae
plants
protists
"worms"
molluscs
arthropods
marine life
mediterranean
tropical
misc
impresssum
plingfactory