Video of a moving Onchocerca ochengi microfilaria

This is likely for the first time that you see a microfilaria moving in its natural way, as it wanders through the skin. It was made posible by embedding the living microfilariae in a medium soft enough to allow movement and strong enough to provide a solid ground for its movements. One can see how it uses its tail to move ahead. Any macrophages etc. trying to attack on its cuticula, can easily be sweeped off.
In most cases one sees a living microfilaria, it is in a drop of saline, and the microfilaria moves on the spot by helpless wrigglings, but without making any distance.

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