- according to Hottinger (2006):
FEEDING CYST - pads or rolls of the remains of digested food that accumulate temporarily in front of apertural faces of benthic foraminifera. May contain identifyable particles such as coccoliths or diatom frustules indicating elements of the diet of the foraminifer.
Hottinger (2006), Illustrated glossary of terms used in foraminiferal research. Carnets de Géologie, Memoir 2, ISSN 1634-0744