Turaniella vitrea; dividing specimen, slightly compressed by the coverslide. During division the undulating membranes and the opening of the oral apparatus are not visible, but the membranelle which is already replicated. (The posterior end is in the right upper corner in this image) (1)
Turaniella vitrea; apikal cortex of a compressed specimen.
Turaniella vitrea; cilia in the area of the dividing fissure.
Turaniella vitrea; 3 aspects of thge macronucleus. Upper images: stained with methylene green; the dye affects the cell membrane / cortex so that the cytoplasm leaks (arrow). Lower image: stained with carmine- acetic acid.
Location: Hattingen Wodantal, Heierbergsbach, puddle (click to enlarge)