Actinophyrys sol

  • ¥8,300

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The hunting sun
Actinophyrys sol

A species of protozoa that can usually be found in lake or pond. The word “sol" meaning “sun" in Latin, and the name suggested the shape of its body is like a flaming sun with the needle-like axopodia extending from its body. Actinophrys often attaches to the bottom of the water and stays still without moving. The axopodium that extends from the body serves as a trap and Actinophrys feeds on smaller microorganisms. The body contains a nucleus in the center of its body surrounded by many vacuoles.

High transparency optical glass

Size and weight
2.0" D × 2.0" W × 2.0" H / 300g