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Watch These Microscopic Organisms Feast on a Dead Worm

Ah death. Here are a few clips of a feeding frenzy occurring around a dead worm. Microorganisms included in this video: coleps ciliates, paramecium, small unknown ciliates, and a lone spirostomum. One of my students found this crazy scene and we used it to talk about different ecosystem relationships (predation, competition, commensalism, etc).... #science #biology #microbiology #microscope #protozoan #coleps #ciliate #spirostomum #paramecium #pondlife #worm #death #ecosystem #environmental #class #decomposers #teaching #nyc #centralpark #food A video posted by Evie Alexander (@scienceinnyc) on Sep 28, 2016 at 10:13am PDT When a worm can wriggle no more, its body begins to decompose and wither away.
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