Euglena is an extremely active organism that moves by means of a single flagellum. Popular for behavioral studies involving responses to light, temperature and pH (taxes). Also used for vitamin B12 assay.
Flagellates are unicellular organisms characterized by movement using one or more flagella. Flagella act in locomotion. Below flagellates are all photosynthetic species with red eyespots. Internal organelles are easily visible using a compound microscope with a 40X objective. Demoslide cultures are shipped in a unique container that can be placed directly under the objective—no searching in the jar for a living, moving organism! Flagellates prefer calm, room temperature water. Culture contains enough live food to last several days. Aerate daily using included pipet.