Because it lives at such low pH, it does not appear to become fouled. In experiments where pH the water was raised to 7, animals became covered with stalked ciliates. Lowering of pH eliminated fouling. Only when animals became fouled by fungal hyphae in culture was any grooming behavior observed.
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