A Method for Studying the External Anatomy of Copepods

@article{Humes1964AMF,
  title={A Method for Studying the External Anatomy of Copepods},
  author={A. G. Humes and R. U. Gooding},
  journal={Crustaceana},
  year={1964},
  volume={6},
  pages={238-240}
}
We have found lactic acid to be the best clearing agent for the preparation of temporary mounts of whole or dissected copepods. Fresh, alcoholic, or formalin fixed specimens become cleared within a few minutes to some hours, depending upon their size and the duration of preservation. When first placed in the un diluted acid, the copepods may become somewhat contracted, but soon regain, and thereafter retain, their normal size and shape. In order to avoid rupture, obese forms or specimens with a… Expand

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