WATER FLEAS

IN DARK FIELD

by Wim van Egmond

 

Simocephalus vetulus,

the little dark oval on the right is the heart.

     
 

Ceriodaphnia reticulata

Read the Micscape article "Making darkfield illumination is easy" to learn how to create this special effect.

Polyphemus pediculus,

with its grabbing feet, antennae for locomotion and distinct elongated tail spine. In the brood pouch the early development of the young is already visible. The stomach contents appear as brown matter.

back to the first page about Water fleas
  This page shows the birth of young predatory water fleas   The giant water flea   Podon and Evadne  
 

Polyphemus

  Leptodora kindtii   Marine water fleas  

Wim van Egmond 1999

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