Water Flea III

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RogelioMoreno
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Water Flea III

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Here a set of a mother water flea with her babies.


The following shows the complete (almost complete) specimen with dark field:
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Water Flea by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr

The following shows the head are with polarizd light, I think the mouth is where the black point is (the are looks like an eye):
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Water Flea by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr

The following is the same area head but this time with bright field:
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Water Flea by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr

On the following we can see the 4 babies inside mom´s body, bright field:
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Water Flea by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr

And finally one of the baby in brightfield, it has two eyes:
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Water Flea - Baby by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr
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Post by Cactusdave »

This just makes me shake my head in disbelief. You are producing some of the best photos of Cladocera (water fleas) I have ever, ever seen! :shock: :shock:
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just amazing, you are a class of his own :shock:

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Wow!
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Post by Clado »

Hello Rogelio,

Great pictures, astonishing, I fully agree with Jacek and Cactusdave.
I think the black spot is the ocellus(naupliuseye),see also the young ones. I think the mouth is much more below. It seems to me that the ocellus is about in the middle between the compound eye and the mouth.
It is clearly to see that the young ones have two compound eyes and in adults they are put together to one eye.

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Thank you for your comments!

Clado, thanks for the info about the black spot.

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You keep amazing us...

How much time did it take to take all necessary images for such stacks? I mean there is great risk that the specimen will move, so taking about 70-100 images could be very hard.
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very very very nice......amazing

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Rogelio,

As always, extraordinary images ! I love the first one the most.

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Thank you for your kind words.

Litonotus, sometime it was frustrating because the specimen moved; but I had to wait until it stay calm. I first took picture #4 then I wanted to take it with dark field but the specimen moved the babies to the back and side (as you can see on picture #1), while waiting for it to move the babies to the front I took picture #1, $2, #3. Yesterday I found other specie and I added some (around 12ml) of alcoholic drink and it did not move too much during the stack of the dorsal and ventral side.

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RogelioMoreno wrote: I added some (around 12ml) of alcoholic drink
great idea (:

I use 2 second self timer, sot taking about 100 images would take me about 3-4 minutes, that is a long time for the specimen to stay calm (;
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:smt038 :smt041 Excellent set.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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Wow! :shock:
Very nice!

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Some very nice shots of Pseudosida ramosa.

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another excellent job :wink:

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