All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

These two workshop participants are preparing to put their soaked lichen in a homemade <em>meiofauna</em> collection plate made of 3 disposable  plastic plates, a circular piece of plastic "needlepoint canvas", and a piece of facial tissue (or a Kimwip...
These two workshop participants are preparing to put their soaked lichen in a homemade meiofauna collection plate made of 3 disposable plastic plates, a circular piece of plastic "needlepoint canvas", and a piece of facial tissue (or a Kimwipe). After straining out the large pieces we looked at the water (from the bottom plate) under a stereomicroscope and a compound microscope. Some of the organisms we found were: tardigrades (water bears), nematodes (roundworms), rotifers, mites and protozoa.

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