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Ghost of a Rotifer

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Eerily empty exoskeletal remnants of a rotifer, a few bacteria and what might be a cyst of some parasite — perhaps the one who led this rotifer to meet its fate. (it could also have died of old age and been devoured posthumously, of course) From a pocosin (swamp) in North Carolina.

Psi Wavefunction About the Author: Psi Wavefunction is a graduate of the University of British Columbia working as a protist researcher (soon to be graduate student) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and blogs about protists and evolution at The Ocelloid as well as at Skeptic Wonder. Follow on Twitter @Ocelloid.

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