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Stentor (Protozoa) Movies

Stentor Video No. 1 - A stentor juggles an Amoeba; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 43.9 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (11.0 MB).

Stentor Video No. 2 - A stentor emerges from its hiding place and begins to feed; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 13.7 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (6.09 MB).

Stentor Video No. 3 - A colorful species of Stentor in sessile and motile forms; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 44.9 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (5.65 MB).

Stentor Video No. 4 - This barrel-shaped organism is the motile form of a colorful species of Stentor; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 600x with a playing time of 36.6 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (4.09 MB).

Stentor Video No. 5 - A stentor emerges from its hiding place, then abruptly retracts; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 7.9 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (1.52 MB).

Stentor Video No. 6 - Motile forms of Stentors swim about searching for a good place where they can attach and feed; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 600x with a playing time of 45.5 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (6.03 MB).

Stentor Video No. 7 - Waste being eliminated from the contractile vacuole of a Stentor; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 9.4 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (1.42 MB).

Stentor Video No. 8 - A close-up view of waste being eliminated from the contractile vacuole of a Stentor; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 11.2 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (4.73 MB).

Stentor Video No. 9 - A group of Stentors emerge from their hiding places and begin feeding; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 29.4 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (8.24 MB).

Stentor Video No. 10 - A feeding Stentor; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 22.5 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (3.08 MB).

Stentor Video No. 11 - A feeding Stentor; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 19.5 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (5.96 MB).

Stentor Video No. 12 - Beating cilia create currents that draw food into this Stentor's mouth; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 15.9 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (7.0 MB).

Stentor Video No. 13 - Close-up view of a feeding Stentor; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 10.8 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (4.84 MB).

Stentor Video No. 14 - An overview along the length of a feeding stentor shows the beating cilia that cover its outer membrane and how it attaches itself to pond debris; and under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 45.2 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (19.5 MB).

Stentor Video No. 15 - A stentor disgorges waste products from its contractile vacuole; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 20.0 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (4.93 MB).

Stentor Video No. 16 - Small organisms or particles are tossed about by the currents created by the beating cilia of a feeding Stentor; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 5.4 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (1.45 MB).

Stentor Video No. 17 - An sessile stentor shows off its trumpet shape; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 38.4 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (10.4 MB).

Stentor Video No. 18 - A close-up view of the motile form belonging to a colorful Stentor species; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 45.4 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (5.08 MB).

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