What are these here things anyway?

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What are these here things anyway?

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I've seen these before too, and didn't figure out what they were until by chance I found some that were still in place. It turns out they are pieces of water flea moults, from the little combs on the legs. There are for instance some pictures of them here from Microscopy UK.

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