Dance de Nematodes

A collection of photomicrographs presented by Terry Lynch
Naturalist, Photographer, Journalist

Dance de Nematodes
Dance de Nematodes by Terry Lynch

Beneath a drain pipe covered with a flower pot was found a large slug which was collected to feed to firefly larvae which were being reared. A small section of the slug's slimy foot was removed and placed in a container of Photuris firefly larvae. Some 24 hours later the section of slug appeared to be teaming with tiny worms when viewed under a 10X hand lens. A specimen was prepared for viewing under a microscope at 28X to reveal numerous nematodes which were wiggling back and forth as if in a dance. This digital image of the clear, colorless dancing nematodes was enhanced to give a violet appearance.

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