image taken with a Nikon SMZ1500.
Whole sagittal otoliths were cleaned with water as needed before being placed in a black dish filled with mineral oil and were viewed through a dissecting microscope
with reflected light at 30-40x magnification.
Unfed, partially fed and fully fed larvae, nymphs and adult ticks were placed in a tube separately for a period of 1-2 days to allow the cement cone to dislodge from the mouth parts, and remaining cement cones were dissected out under a dissecting microscope
(Wild M1A, Switzerland).
Then, the entire body, including head and viscera, was dissected to fully separate all tissues, and macerated tissues were examined under a dissecting microscope
The organs are then transferred to a Petri dish containing phosphate buffer solution for inspection under a dissecting microscope
Each wood block was examined on the day of recovery and the wood borers were identified under a dissecting microscope
embryos were isolated from the yoW surface of the fertilized eggs and somites were subsequently isolated from embryos under a dissecting microscope
A dissecting microscope
and a Ward Counting Wheel were used to identify and enumerate the zooplankton.
was used to obtain a better view for dissection.
Day 4: (Optional) examine tree cookies with dissecting microscope
I spent a frenetic five hours at the dissecting microscope
, the last hours of my visit there, photographing, photographing, photographing.
The thrips retained on the cloth filter were rinsed with ethanol, collected onto a Petri dish, and then counted under a dissecting microscope