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Watch this vicious single-celled predator hunt and devour another single-celled organism | Boing Boing

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From the wonderful, weird “pond scum” Instagram account of Jam’s Germs:
Lacrymaria olor is a magnificently named single-celled organism, its name means “tears of a swan”. So poetic, and if my fiancée agrees I wanna name my girl, Jane Lacrymaria. Jane after, of course, Jane Goodall and Lacrymaria after this delicate huntress. 😂 I am serious @kristianallama !Lacrymaria olor beats the hair-like cilia around its ‘head” and extends its neck up to 8 times of its body length. If we were able to do that, it would be like flapping your ears rapidly and extending your neck to ground level from the fourth floor. 😂 What a scene!.And can you see how it swallows the whole thing? Ahh I really cannot get enough of them! So fascinating! The prey was al…

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