Raphidiophrys elegans
00.00 h In September 2012 I made a moist-chamber-slide from a fresh sample. The next day I saw this organism with long stiff axopodia, but at that moment I didn’t think of a heliozoan, though some plate scales are visible. The length is about 100 µm.
Raphidiophrys elegans
00.04 h The organism starts to stretch and the contour of a heliozoan becomes visible.
Raphidiophrys elegans
00.24 h About nine specimens of Raphidiophrys elegans get their normal shape and form a ring, still connected by protoplasm strings.
Raphidiophrys elegans
00.52 h The ring gets disconnected.
Raphidiophrys elegans
01.04 h The specimens move still further from each other.
Raphidiophrys elegans
01.10 h Groups of two or three specimens stay connected. Even the next day these groups still existed.
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