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Ciliates

Ciliates

Recommended Cultures

P152 Blepharisma sp.

A remarkable pink coloured protist and probably the best example of all for showing typical ciliate morphology.The n...

Ciliates

P120 Acineria incurvata

Predatory ciliate which feeds on Rotifers (Philodina sp.). Forms resistant cysts

P152 Blepharisma sp.

A remarkable pink coloured protist and probably the best example of all for showing typical ciliate morphology.The n...

P165 Bursaria truncatella

A very large predator up to 1mm, which has a voracious appetite for other ciliates, engulfing food prey like a vacuu...

W167 Carchesium sp.

Wild collected sample of colonial peritrichs.

P169 Climacostomum virens

A prodigious spirotrich with an awesome appetite for planktonic algae and phytoflagellates.

P174 Coleps hirtus

Gymnostome ciliate with armoured pellicular plates. Culture contains Chilomonas which it devours.

P177 Colpidium striatum

A small bactivorous ciliate and ideal food prey for Podophyra, Actinosphaerium, Amoeba, and other predatory protists.

P180 Colpoda steinii

Small bactivorous soil ciliate which encysts

P195 Cyclidium sp.

Tiny scuticociliate with long thigmotactic cilia.

P220 Didinium nasutum

A voracious predator of Paramecium which it immobilises by discharging toxicysts which penetrate the pellicle. Dorma...

P225 Dileptus anser

A large and unusual predatory haptorid which uses its long probing 'trunk' to capture smaller protists. The culture...

W227 Epistylis sp.

100ml Wild collected sample of an epizoitic peritrich.

P229 Euplotes daidaleos

A small green 'phototrophic)hypotric h containing symbiotic zoochlorellae.

P231 Euplotes patella

A very appealing example of a typical hypotrich that exemplifies the diversity of form amongst the ciliates. Their ch...

P233 Euplotes sp.

A Large hypotrich and common intertidal marine species.

P242 Frontonia sp.

An algivorous sp., which feeds on diatoms.

P245 Frontonia vernalis

Green coloured sp. containing symbiotic zoochlorellae.

P255 Halteria grandinella

Characteristic bactivorous 'bouncing' ciliate.<p>Cultures usually remain viable for several days if kept at room tem...

P258 Holosticha sp.

Large flexible hypotrich, feeds mainly on diatoms.

P270 Lacrymaria olor

An astonishing \u2018swan-like\u2019 ciliate with a mouth at the end of a flexible \u2018neck\u2019.The neck detects...

P295 Oxytricha sp.

Hypotrich with two macronuclei, the cultures contain Chlorella an algal food source. Forms dormant cysts which remai...

P302 Paramecium aurelia

Smaller species with one macro & two micronuclei.

P305 Paramecium bursaria

An excellent example of a symbiotic relationship with an algae. The green colouration of the ciliate is imparted by t...

P320 Paramecium caudatum

The 'slipper animalcule' named after the resemblance of its pellicle to the shape of a slipper. Probably the most po...

P335 Podophyra (discophyra) collini

An exemplary carnivorous suctorian for demonstrating the characteristic tentacular feeding mechanisms.The effectivene...

P341 Spathidium sp.

Predatory haptorid with peristomial trichites.

P346 Spirostomum ambiguum

One of the largest ciliates, up to 4mm in length and preferring nearly anaerobic (polysaprobic) conditions where orga...

P350 Spirostomum teres

A recommended species much better and larger than Paramecium for showing ciliary membranelles, the clearer endoplasm ...

P365 Stentor coeruleus

The textbook 'Trumpet animalcule' a large bluish-green pigmented species with a visibly distinct lobular macronucleus...

P368 Stentor polymorphus

Beautiful 'green colouration' from symbiotic zoochlorellae.

P370 Stentor roeseli

Graceful and slender non-pigmented species with lorica.

P376 Strombidium sp.

Planktonic oligotrich which ingests bacteria and unicellular algae. <p>Cultures usually remain viable for several da...

P380 Stylonychia mytilus

A large and visibly interesting hypotrich, ideal for studying ciliary organelles, feeding and locomotion. Cultures c...

P387 Tachysoma sp.

Large onnivorous hypotrich with dorsal bristles.

P391 Telotrochidium henneguyi

Large free swimming stalkless peritrich..

P395 Tetrahymena pyriformis

Small hymenostome ciliate.

P400 Tillina magna

Curious bactivorous holotrich, forms cysts.

P427 Urocentrum turbo

Ciliated girdle and dorsal tail for rapid spinning motility.

P431 Uroleptus longicauda

Long algivorous hypotrich with 'tail'

P434 Uronychia setigera

Estuarine sp. with compounf cirri.

P440 Vorticella similis

The 'Bell animalcule' a good example of a stalked peritrich, the mature stage (zooid) is attached to the substratum b...

P260 Homalozoon vermiculare. REGRET OUT OF STOCK

A large predatory, ribbon like ciliate which feeds primarily on Paramecium . Cells are quite flexible and have a row...

P250 Glaucoma sp.

Small vigorous,marine ciliate.

P261 Keronopsis rubrum

A large fascinating, marine hypotrich, reddish-brown cells. Highly flexible and adheres strongly to the substrate. ...

P275 Loxodes magnus

Large elongate, interstitial ciliate

Ciliates

P120 Acineria incurvata

Predatory ciliate which feeds on Rotifers (Philodina sp.). Forms resistant cysts

P152 Blepharisma sp.

A remarkable pink coloured protist and probably the best example of all for showing typical ciliate morphology.The naturally stained pink pellicle plus the organisms slow motility improves viewing of the compound ciliary organelles, food vacuoles and the...

P165 Bursaria truncatella

A very large predator up to 1mm, which has a voracious appetite for other ciliates, engulfing food prey like a vacuum cleaner. Forms cysts, which are resistant to drying and can remain viable for several years.

W167 Carchesium sp.

Wild collected sample of colonial peritrichs.

P169 Climacostomum virens

A prodigious spirotrich with an awesome appetite for planktonic algae and phytoflagellates.

P174 Coleps hirtus

Gymnostome ciliate with armoured pellicular plates. Culture contains Chilomonas which it devours.

P177 Colpidium striatum

A small bactivorous ciliate and ideal food prey for Podophyra, Actinosphaerium, Amoeba, and other predatory protists.

P180 Colpoda steinii

Small bactivorous soil ciliate which encysts

P195 Cyclidium sp.

Tiny scuticociliate with long thigmotactic cilia.

P220 Didinium nasutum

A voracious predator of Paramecium which it immobilises by discharging toxicysts which penetrate the pellicle. Dormant cysts are formed when the food prey is depleted and these can be saved for subsequent excysting and use. 50ml culture

P225 Dileptus anser

A large and unusual predatory haptorid which uses its long probing 'trunk' to capture smaller protists. The culture contains Colpidium sp. a natural food prey.

W227 Epistylis sp.

100ml Wild collected sample of an epizoitic peritrich.

P229 Euplotes daidaleos

A small green 'phototrophic)hypotric h containing symbiotic zoochlorellae.

P231 Euplotes patella

A very appealing example of a typical hypotrich that exemplifies the diversity of form amongst the ciliates. Their characteristic cirri (ciliary organelles) initiate the distinctive swimming and scurrying movement so fascinating to observe in hypotrichs.

P233 Euplotes sp.

A Large hypotrich and common intertidal marine species.

P242 Frontonia sp.

An algivorous sp., which feeds on diatoms.

P245 Frontonia vernalis

Green coloured sp. containing symbiotic zoochlorellae.

P255 Halteria grandinella

Characteristic bactivorous 'bouncing' ciliate.<p>Cultures usually remain viable for several days if kept at room temperature 10-22°C and longer when kept in a non-domestic refrigerator +4°C.

P258 Holosticha sp.

Large flexible hypotrich, feeds mainly on diatoms.

P270 Lacrymaria olor

An astonishing \u2018swan-like\u2019 ciliate with a mouth at the end of a flexible \u2018neck\u2019.The neck detects suitable protists to eat..The culture comes with the ciliate Colpidium sp. as food prey.

P295 Oxytricha sp.

Hypotrich with two macronuclei, the cultures contain Chlorella an algal food source. Forms dormant cysts which remain viable for years and can be excysted in fresh medium..<p>Cultures usually remain active for one to two weeks if kept at room temperature ...

P302 Paramecium aurelia

Smaller species with one macro & two micronuclei.

P305 Paramecium bursaria

An excellent example of a symbiotic relationship with an algae. The green colouration of the ciliate is imparted by the presence of symbiont zoochlorellae in the cytoplasm.

P320 Paramecium caudatum

The 'slipper animalcule' named after the resemblance of its pellicle to the shape of a slipper. Probably the most popular textbook species for illustrating ciliate morphology and behavioural traits. Although the organism is highly motile our cultures often...

P335 Podophyra (discophyra) collini

An exemplary carnivorous suctorian for demonstrating the characteristic tentacular feeding mechanisms.The effectiveness of the tentacles for capturing and ingesting the cell contents of food prey can be observed by feeding on Colpidium spp.The organism is s...

P341 Spathidium sp.

Predatory haptorid with peristomial trichites.

P346 Spirostomum ambiguum

One of the largest ciliates, up to 4mm in length and preferring nearly anaerobic (polysaprobic) conditions where organic decay sustains the rich bacterial flora it feeds on. The exceptional size and contractility of form provides fascinating viewing.

P350 Spirostomum teres

A recommended species much better and larger than Paramecium for showing ciliary membranelles, the clearer endoplasm reveals a central macronucleus and posterior contractile vacuole.

P365 Stentor coeruleus

The textbook 'Trumpet animalcule' a large bluish-green pigmented species with a visibly distinct lobular macronucleus. A prominent crown of membranelles create a vortex attracting food particles towards its buccal cavity. Fascinating to observe swimming or ...

P368 Stentor polymorphus

Beautiful 'green colouration' from symbiotic zoochlorellae.

P370 Stentor roeseli

Graceful and slender non-pigmented species with lorica.

P376 Strombidium sp.

Planktonic oligotrich which ingests bacteria and unicellular algae. <p>Cultures usually remain viable for several days if kept at room temperature 10-22°C and longer when kept in a non-domestic refrigerator +4°C. <p>Forms dormant cysts which remain viabl...

P380 Stylonychia mytilus

A large and visibly interesting hypotrich, ideal for studying ciliary organelles, feeding and locomotion. Cultures contain Chlamydomonas an algal food source. Forms dormant cysts which remain viable for years and can be excysted in fresh medium..<p>Cultu...

P387 Tachysoma sp.

Large onnivorous hypotrich with dorsal bristles.

P391 Telotrochidium henneguyi

Large free swimming stalkless peritrich..

P395 Tetrahymena pyriformis

Small hymenostome ciliate.

P400 Tillina magna

Curious bactivorous holotrich, forms cysts.

P427 Urocentrum turbo

Ciliated girdle and dorsal tail for rapid spinning motility.

P431 Uroleptus longicauda

Long algivorous hypotrich with 'tail'

P434 Uronychia setigera

Estuarine sp. with compounf cirri.

P440 Vorticella similis

The 'Bell animalcule' a good example of a stalked peritrich, the mature stage (zooid) is attached to the substratum by a highly contractile stalk. Cultures may also show swimming telotroch larvae a stage of asexual reproduction.

P260 Homalozoon vermiculare. REGRET OUT OF STOCK

A large predatory, ribbon like ciliate which feeds primarily on Paramecium . Cells are quite flexible and have a row of conspicuous contractile vacuoles. Cultures contain enough Paramecium caudatum food prey to sustain them for 7+ days.

P250 Glaucoma sp.

Small vigorous,marine ciliate.

P261 Keronopsis rubrum

A large fascinating, marine hypotrich, reddish-brown cells. Highly flexible and adheres strongly to the substrate. Feeds on diatoms.

P275 Loxodes magnus

Large elongate, interstitial ciliate
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