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deinonychus commented on the word myzotrophy
It looks like I wanted to fit too much into that poor comment. But I like the idea that the internet is big enough to offer everyone extremely specialized entertainment...
December 17, 2012
bilby commented on the word myzotrophy
"a name cruel children would invent from combining suck and Victoria. Here are some pretty animated gifs of them..."
How many sites on teh intrenet offer such grande entertainement?
Ooh, cellular vampirism! (If people run out of ideas to make bad vampire movies from, this could inspire them to make one filmed entirely in microscope...)
From Wikipedia: "A classic example of myzocytosis is the feeding method of the infamous predatory ciliate, Didinium, where it is often depicted devouring a hapless Paramecium. The suctorian ciliates feed exclusively through myzocytosis, sucking out the cytoplasm of prey via superficially drinking straw-like pseudopodia."
(And Suctoria sounds to me like a name cruel children would invent from combining suck and Victoria. Here are some pretty animated gifs of them.)
hernesheir commented on the word myzotrophy
Also known as myzocytosis or cellular vampirism. A form of feeding by means of a feeding tube called a coinoid with which predatory cellular organism pierces the cell wall and membrane of another organism and sucks out the cytoplasm.
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