Do You Share This Love for a Family of Rotifers and Why Should You Care?

a freshwater rotifer filtering water by flagella, hunting (Shutterstock)

The great ecosystems are like complex tapestries — a million complicated threads, interwoven, make up the whole picture. Nature can cope with small rents in the fabric; it can even, after a time, cope with major disasters like floods, fires, and earthquakes. What nature cannot cope with is the steady undermining of its fabric by the activities of man.” Gerald Durrell

I must admit I never heard of the Rotifer family, certainly never saw one, and only became acquainted through researching about Nature’s ecosystems. Suddenly, there were a host of words describing their features and functions … encystment, slime glands, statoblasts, cilia, threadlike shaft surrounded by barbs, animal jelly locomotion, or battery of nematocysts discharged for prey and defense.

Retired teacher — wisdom of Timely Tools for Changes: self-franchise internet marketing, social media attacks, ecology

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