A view of the left side of Conchophthirus curtus deciliated by a calcium shock method to reveal the organization of the ciliature of this densely ciliated organism. In particular this method reveals the location of the cilia utilized for attachment to surfaces (thigmotactic cilia). See Antipa, G. A. and Small, E. B. 1971. A redescription of Conchophthirus curtus Engelmann, 1862 (Protozoa, Ciliatea). J. Protozool. 18:491-503 for more detail. This micrograph was taken in 1968 by G. Antipa on a Cambridge Mark IIA operating at 20kV. The negative magnification is 1530X. The raw film was scanned with an Epson Perfection V750 Pro. This image is available for quantitative analysis.
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