Water Mite

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Water Mite Libertia

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Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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Very nice :smt038

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Nice shot of the legs.

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Very nice

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Wonderful photo :D

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Really nice! The legs on these guys are really tough to get positioned nicely... here they look great!

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Thanks, Charlie. I had two water mites on two slides watching them expire slowly. This one gave me the best result. I have found the 10% grain alcohol technique results in mites, copepods, daphnia, ostracods, etc. do expire very slowly so they don't contract as they die as would happen with Pen-Fix or glutaraldehyde which cause the specimens to constrict all of their extremities.
I just put the slides aside and check in on them every ten minutes or so.
Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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Very nice.

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