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Many small granofilose species feed on bacteria. The photomicrographs show the capture of a bacterium by a specimen of Limnofila or related species. All pictures were made with an Olympus UIS 100X Oil Phaco objective.

The cell is 6.5 µm in diameter. The arrow points to a bacterium (B) that has been enclosed by a cup shaped pseudopodium, which became a vacuole. In this vacuole the bacterium is transported to the body.
This shape of the vacuole changes, probably by the movement of the bacterium.
The bacterium in its vacuole is included in the cell body where it will be digested.
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