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Ward's® Feeding of a Paramecium Lab Activity

Your students will observe the ingestion and digestion processes of Paramecium caudatum

  • Observe the dynamic ingestion and digestion processes of a commonly studied protozoan
  • Learn to stain cytoplasmic inclusions
Students learn first hand how a Paramecium sweeps food into its “mouth”, by creating water currents, where it is digested in the food vacuole in a process called cyclosis. In addition to observing the feeding and digestion processes, students also stain cytoplasmic inclusions.

Kit Includes:
Microscope slides and coverslips
Pipettes and toothpicks to manipulate the organism
Protist slowing agent
Coupon redeemable for one culture of Paramecium caudatum.

Ordering information: This item contains a copupon for live or perishable materials. You will need to provide a date that the live or perishable components will arrive.

Delivery information: The kit will ship separately from the live component. Kits do not contain perishable components and generally ship via UPS ground.

Perishable components will ship via overnight or second day delivery.



Item # Description No. of Students Unit Availability Price Quantity
470030-308 Feeding Activity
30 Kit of 1 Retrieving


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