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The tentacles contain stinging cells known as nematocysts which stunn their prey just like jellyfish. The fully extended one is still less than 2 mm long so they are really very tiny and require serious searching to find.
One of the interesting aspects of this animal is it's method of reproduction known as budding The small knob on the extended hydra is actually a baby growing out of the body of the parent.
This particular species is known as the Green Hydra which gets it's color from algae living under the first layer of cells. It derives some nourishment from the photosysthesis of the algae but obtains most of it's food by capturing one-celled animals, small crustaceans and insects.