Today's post adds a new feature to the Blue Lion Blog. In addition to traditional wildlife photography, the science geek in me has long enjoyed admiring the microscopic world through the lens of a microscope. The advent of affordable camera that can capture videos allow me to share some of my favorite ( and little known) microbes to those beyond the scope of my classes.
This video, titled "Amoebic Endocytosis" shows a single amoeba (about 1 mm across) feeding on the single celled flagellate, Chilomonas. The process of engulfing food like this is called endocytosis or phagocytosis.
ENJOY! There will be more of these videos to follow!