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Help please!

#1 Post by WhyMe » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:59 am

Not sure at all what this is swimming in my pond sample.

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#2 Post by WhyMe » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:03 am


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#3 Post by actinophrys » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:38 am

This is a baby copepod. It's called a nauplius larva; the three pairs of appendages are ultimately going to turn into the antennae and mandibles, with the rest of the head and body appearing in later moults.

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#4 Post by WhyMe » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:58 pm

Thank you! 3-4 days prior I saw a few copepods with eggs, and without. I now have a little 5-gallon fish tank that I turned into a big specimen jar.

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#5 Post by WhyMe » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:53 am

I took a sample from my fish tank tonight. Boy, do I have a lot of copepods and nauplius larva!

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