Paramecium

What are they and where?

What is a Paramecium?

Paramecium are single celled organisms that are usually inside animals and many soils. You can also find them in lakes, puddles, streams and other bodies of water. Parameciums are so small you have to use a microscope to see them. Like other cells, parameciums have little hairs to move around. parameciums have to types of nuclei. A large nucleus is called a macronucleus and a small nucleus I called a micro nucleus.

What goes in, must come out...right?

Paramecium have a small hole in their body that carries the food out. This "hole" is called a anal pore. Much like our body system where we eat food and it comes out later, paramecium are the same way.

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