Unicellular organisms characterized by movement using pseudopods, which act in both locomotion and feeding behaviors (phagocytosis). Internal organelles are easily visible using a compound microscope with a 40X objective. These slow movers are easy for students to follow and observe organelles and behavior. A. proteus contains a single nucleus. A. proteus vital stained are living proteus that have been stained for easier observation. Pseudopods prefer stagnant water, room temperature, dim light or darkness and tend to move away from a microscope’s field of view. Culture contains enough live food to last several days. Aerate daily using included pipet.
Amoeba proteus. Common in freshwater lakes, ponds and slow-moving streams. Popular for the study of basic animal cell structure, major organelles and the process of phagocytosis. Single nucleus. Package of 30.