This sequence of seven images shows how one or two bacteria are captured with a cup-shaped pseudopodium and transported to the body. The whole process from the first to the last image lasted about 2.20 minutes. It's not clear whether one or two bacteria are ingested.


A bacterium is captured by a long tubular pseudopodium. The cup-shaped pseudopodium closes.
The pseudopodium becomes a food vacuole. The vacuole splits into two vacuoles (?).
The first bacterium arrives in the cell shortly before the second one.

One bacterium in the cell body (arrow)