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The Fascinating World of Amoebae

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This is yet another undiscribed Cochliopodium amoeba with an interesting scale type. More
Actionsphaerium eichhornii is the largest of all heliozoans. Here multiple cells of starving Actinosphaerium eichhornii are fusing to form a syncytium. Maybe forming a syncytium allows Actinosphaerium to attack larger prey. More
Difflugia is an amoeba that collects Diatom frustules and small quartz grains to construct a new shell before it devides. More
This 7 µm Cochliopodium amoeba builds beautiful minute scales. More
This large amoebae with many hundreds of nuclei is a Reticulomyxa species. More