life of a paramecium

parameciums live in aquatic areas in warm stagnant water. parameciums move by the little cilia (hairs that let it move) on the sides of them. They eat by sweeping The bacteria, yeasts, and algae by using their cilia to sweep it in the cell mouth.

fun facts

parameciums connection to humans is they can give bad deiseas to the host. parameciums can also fight off bad organisms too. Didimium are the parameciums predator/ prey.


When a Didinium finds a Paramecium, it ejects poison darts (trichocysts) and attachment lines. TheDidinium then proceeds to engulf its prey. Although Paramecium are larger than they are, Didinium are voracious eaters and will be ready to hunt for another meal after only a few hours.