Protist Smore

By: Katelyn Spahn

Euglena

A euglena gets food from chloroplasts and can make their own food by photosynthesis. Moves by a flagellum a long whip like structure acts like a motor. Reproduces by completing a process called mitosis. It responds form doing mitosis but it can only do mitosis if it is well fed and it has the right temperature.
Euglena - Flagellum movement in phase contrast

Amoeba

A amoeba surrounds tiny particles of food with pseudopods meaning false foot (tiny foot like structures) the pseudopods form a small bubble like around its food then goes into the food vacuole. It moves by changing the shape of their body forming foot like structures. Reproduces by asexually binary fission. Responds by forming a little cyst (pebble like thing) then it doesn't need water to survive and then when there is water it turns back into a amoeba.
Amoeba eats two paramecia (Amoeba's lunch)

Paramecium

The paramecium gets food by using its cilia to sweep the food along with water that goes into the cell mouth after it falls into the oral groove. It moves by twirling itself around. Then it reproduces by doing both sexual and asexual (it can do both) reproduction of binary fission conjugation. Responds by shooting out triokchsys.
Amazing Microscopic HD Video! Paramecium Feeding!!

Volvox

The volvox gets its food by chlorophyll and making their own food by photosynthesis. The volvox moves by having 2 flagellum's and they beat together to roll the volvox through the water. The volvox reproduces by daughter colonies they are small dark green balls inside the volvox colony and when the colonies mature the colonies burst open and release the rest of the daughter colonies. It responds by a motile which is a green algal colony composed of 500-50,000 cells arranged.
Volvox Dances