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Podophrya sp., studied in this work, feeds on various holotrich ciliates. The tips of the tentacles adhere to the prey. Within a few minutes the cilia of the prey in the region where the Podophrya is attached stop beating. The stoppage spreads from here outwards over the surface of the prey. In some cases the surface of the Podophrya becomes wrinkled. The prey is broken down locally in the region of attachment, material from the prey flows up the tentacles into the Podophrya, and the Podophryadoi:10.1242/jeb.29.2.255 fatcat:prbous36l5hpbmffcp7unumgiq