36. Telescopic bug

The 36th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Telescopic bug”.

The rotifer Rotaria neptunia has some special characteristics. Its body can be enormously enlarged thanks to the telescopic structure of its foot, conformed by several segments included one into another when contracted. That ability to extraordinarily prolong its foot allows this rotifer to gain a larger area to capture bacteria that are its main food.

This is the 36th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.