Midge eggs

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Olympusman
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Midge eggs

Post by Olympusman »

One end of my golf course pond dip is rich in midge larvae including bloodworms. I have found a number of strings of midge eggs, possibly Chironomidae. They are encased in a mucus/gelatin like sleeve. Most of the strings are very dirty, covered with sediment particles, but this one was very clean.

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Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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Post by Jacek »

often seen these eggs, I could not assign them to species.

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