Midge eggs and larvae

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Charles Krebs
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Midge eggs and larvae

Post by Charles Krebs »

I came across several gelatinous balls covered in debris. My first thought was egg masses of some type. As I looked a little closer I thought perhaps nostoc instead, then under the stereoscope I could see that these balls were filled with cyanobacteria as well as midge eggs. In one the eggs had just hatched out. I had not seen this before. The midge egg masses I have seen have all been much smaller, and usually sticking to some vegetation. Sort of odd... but here the eggs and the larvae that had just hatched out.




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Post by fonakta »

Fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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Post by arturoag75 »

Perfect images as usual....
First one DIC full extintion? :wink:

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Excellent. As always.

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Post by pwnell »

Incredible catch.

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Post by piermicro »

As always very, very super.

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Post by _Michal_ »

Great, as always

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