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RE: Daphnia are filter feeders


You are certainly correct about daphnia being filter feeders, but I have
recently observed "scavenger" behavior in a jar which was depleted of
suspended food.  They would open their bivalves and appear to scrape the
algae from the side of the jar.  This probably suspends tiny particles which
their filter feeding mechanism can then ingest.

Just a casual observation-any thoughts?