Organisms in running water

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glennbech
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Organisms in running water

#1 Post by glennbech » Wed May 04, 2016 7:16 pm

I took a sample today from a stream to see what organisms that lurk in moving water compared to the still pond. I made sure grab substrate as well as water.

The first sample is in. This looks like som kind Crustacean? I put the focus on a "vein" running from the tail and all the way up to the tail.

10x objective. 10x Eyepiece. Nexus 6P Afocal. Background extraction in photoshop.

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Re: Organisms in running water

#2 Post by mrsonchus » Wed May 04, 2016 8:19 pm

Hmm, not my area but looks to me like a limb or part thereof? Someone here's certain to recognize it - watch this space. :)
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Re: Organisms in running water

#3 Post by JimT » Wed May 04, 2016 9:49 pm

Effectively a 100X magnification make me think an insect leg.

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