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My first water bear

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:20 am
by WhyMe

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:33 pm
by 75RR
Good catch! Have not seen one myself for a while.

Here is a link to an online key: https://sun.iwu.edu/~tardisdp/keypage1.html

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:01 am
by WhyMe
Thanks! Actually I had 2 in one drop of water. Pretty cool looking animals. I'm waiting for my copy of Das Leben im Wassertropfen so I can try to identify the little buggers for myself :)

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 pm
by mintakax
Does one need to join something to view the photo ? The link does not take me to the photo.

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:39 pm
by WhyMe
mintakax wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 pm
Does one need to join something to view the photo ? The link does not take me to the photo.
I don't think you need to join. It's a video not a photo so maybe you don't have the right player installed? Anyone else not able to see the video?

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:36 pm
by charlie g
Great bear encounter, thanks 'WhyMe'. Your video works for me, and a wonderful water bear resource 75RR gave us with his link! My recent bear encounters last week from frozen outdoor waters...same dark brown compacted mass in my bears gut...were your bears winter/outdoor collected, WhyMe? Charlie Guevara, fingerlakes/US

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:40 pm
by WhyMe
charlie g wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Great bear encounter, thanks 'WhyMe'. Your video works for me, and a wonderful water bear resource 75RR gave us with his link! My recent bear encounters last week from frozen outdoor waters...same dark brown compacted mass in my bears gut...were your bears winter/outdoor collected, WhyMe? Charlie Guevara, fingerlakes/US
Yes, they were taken in the winter from my favorite pond. But this pond wasn't iced over at the time, so getting a sample was easy. It's frozen solid now.

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm
by charlie g
Only, only if you feel it safe to do...get down to your water site...crack the ice with a shovel, a hammer, your boot...and collect a few samples from under the ice. Marvelous winter aquatic microscopy is out there. Charlie guevara

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:07 am
by WhyMe
charlie g wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Only, only if you feel it safe to do...get down to your water site...crack the ice with a shovel, a hammer, your boot...and collect a few samples from under the ice. Marvelous winter aquatic microscopy is out there. Charlie guevara
Hmm, I might just do that!

Re: My first water bear

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:36 pm
by mintakax
WhyMe wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:39 pm
mintakax wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:25 pm
Does one need to join something to view the photo ? The link does not take me to the photo.
I don't think you need to join. It's a video not a photo so maybe you don't have the right player installed? Anyone else not able to see the video?
Ahh worked for this this time, not sure what happened before. Thank you for sharing the great video !