MICRO*SCOPE   Taxonomic classification according to arcella.nl (Siemensma, F. J., Microworld, world of amoeboid
  organisms. World-wide electronic publication, Kortenhoef, the Netherlands) for amoeboid organisms
  or Encyclopedia of Life for all others.
    Eucaryota : SAR (Stramenopiles, Alveolates, Rhizaria) : Alveolata : Ciliophora : Postciliodesmatophora : Heterotrichea : Heterotrichida : Folliculinidae
Folliculina boltoni

Folliculinid has mounted its lorica upside down on the Hyponeuston, the aquatic area closely attached to the water surface. Obviously the water´s surface tension was more attractive for mounting of the lorica than the petri dish ore bunches of filamentous algae.

Sample from a little creek near Kiel. This image was taken using Zeiss Universal with Olympus C7070 CCD camera.

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Place name: River Eider near Achterwehr (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)  
Latitude: 54.308254     Longitude: 9.953706

Die Folliculinidenzelle hat seine Lorica kopfüber auf das Hyponeuston (Unterseite des Wasseroberflächen-Häutchen) montiert. Offensichtlich war die Oberflächenspannung des Wassers als Montageplattform attraktiver als die Petrischale oder die in der Schale befindlichen Fadenalgen.

Probe aus einem kleinen Bach in der Nähe Kiels. Mikrotechnik: Zeiss Universal, Kamera: Olympus C7070.

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