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Wim van Egmond
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Dear microscopists.

Phew, I did not doo much microscopy the last year. Too much other work. I hope I did not become rusty. I would really like to spend more time behind the microscope next year. At the moment it is freezing here and the room where I have my miroscopes does not have a proper heating. So a good time to archive images. Here are some marine copepods I captured more than a year ago.



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Post by Mitch640 »

These are really nice. I love the colors in that first one, especially.

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Post by Franz Neidl »

Hallo Wim!

I am very happy that I can see you (i.e. your pictures) again in this Forum. I was missing you much.
The first copepode (Corycaeus sp. or Farranula sp. ?) is very interesting. The eyes are fascinating (even with an outer and an inner lens!). This animal must be a really good predator).
What kind of objective did you use?


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Post by rjlittlefield »

Marvelous work -- welcome back! :D


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Post by Charles Krebs »

Welcome back stranger! :wink:

So let's not disappear for another year or two!

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Post by scitch »

Spectacular images. On the second one, is there a baby copepod on the big one's antenna?


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Post by Ecki »

Great to see you're back!

Wim van Egmond
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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Thank you! Mike, yes, that is a small copepod trapped in the antennae, different species and a juvenile. Both these copepods were big, about 2 millimeter. The brightfield one was photographed with a 10X objective and the big one with a 6X objective but they are both composites of several images.

I'll do my best to post some more images but I was about to post a couple of images of Corycaeus but Charlie (he must be clairvoyant or something) already posted such excellent shots that I don't dare to show mine. :-)

Franz, I think this large eyed copepod isn't Corycaeus. I am trying to figure out what it is, perhaps a Sapphrina species. Does that ring a bell?


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Post by Walter Piorkowski »

Wonderfull Wim. Nice also to see you posting again.

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