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75RR
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Unfortunate Ostracod

#1 Post by 75RR » Sat May 12, 2018 6:13 pm

Neofluar 6.3x/0.20, Pol + lower wollaston prism, 400µm, fresh water, stacked and stitched in Photoshop

Unfortunate Ostracod ran into my cover slip - a fate shared by several of his compatriots from time to time. :(
Note to self - use well slide if large ostracods are present!
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Re: Unfortunate Ostracod

#2 Post by JimT » Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm

Done that myself a few times.

"Note to self - use well slide if large ostracods are present!"

Problem then is how to slow them down.

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Re: Unfortunate Ostracod

#3 Post by 75RR » Wed May 16, 2018 4:07 am

Problem then is how to slow them down.
Agree. Thought I would use my well slides and my hydrophobic slides more, but the greater depth which allows larger animalcules to remain 'cover slip free' creates its own challenges.
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Re: Unfortunate Ostracod

#4 Post by charlie g » Wed May 16, 2018 5:57 pm

Your image reminds me a bit of a forensic anthropolgists exhibit of a decades old murder site. Though the 'seed shrimp'/Ostracods can get quite large...a bit of algae strands or other 'structure' from their water sample often permit coverslips over these bumbeling gentle cows.

thanks for this post, 75RR. Charlie guevara

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Re: Unfortunate Ostracod

#5 Post by vasselle » Sat May 19, 2018 12:47 am

Bonjour
Belle image.
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