Lab Fun

Lab Pets
* Our lab pets are kept separately from our experiments.
** No pets were harmed in the making of the videos.

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Watch our lab pet hypotrichs (ciliate protozoa) feed on organic debris. These critters are able to "walk" on surfaces using their compoint ciliary organelles called "cirri". Read more about hypotrichs on Wikipedia


Lab pet amoeba


Our lab pet amoeba demonstrates the basics of cell migration and adhesion. Read more about amoeba on Wikipedia.


Testate amoeba


Our lab pet testate amoeba (Arcella sp.) demonstrates, how incredibly complex a single cell organism can be. Read more about testate amoeba on here.

Lab pets were captured in the vicinity of the NU main campus in October 2017.