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Re: [Killietalk] Locating eggs in peat?
I posted this earlier with a picture attached. It did not make it through the
system, so I am posting the method here and putting the picture (durazno.jpg)
in my album in the Members gallery. Here is the method.
I can tell you how I do it and I should also state that my eyes are not what
they used to be. I am having cataract surgery next week on one eye and both
eyes have macular dystrophy. I just found some eggs and took a picture (in
Members gallery) to show it can be done.
Here is how I do it. I have a flashlight mounted to shine vertically
upward. I have a magnifying light on a swivel arm (from A.C. Moore) mounted above
the flashlight. I take one turkey baster full from the peat in the tank with
sufficient water to allow light to shine between the peat fibers. I then look
through the peat in a large Petri dish and swirl it around. If it is too dense
I pour some off. I can see the eggs pretty easily with some species. This one
Austrolebias duraznensis was a little harder. You can see that it looks like it
is peat color. I can remove them with an eye dropper. Or I can just make a
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