Stentor is a genus of beautiful, trumpet-shaped ciliates that is common in freshwater. They can be large enough to see without magnification. They are filter feeders, but some species, including the one pictured here, can also form a symbiotic relationship with algae, which gives them a green colour. Stentor uses the fringe of cilia around the mouth opening to create a swirling vortex in the water, which brings food particles into the funnel-like mouth.
I hope that my artwork can help bring people a little bit closer to the invisible world of microbiology that we depend on for so much.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.