Our copepod cultures

Today I will present you our copepod cultures. Some of them have been decades with us.

Oithona davisae 10x objective
Paracartia grani 5x objective
Centropages typicus 10x objective

The nauplii of the three species are also different:

These are a nauplii of Oithona davisae. They are usually pointy towards the end and have two spines in the posterior part that are almost touching by the end.

Paracartia grani nauplii are more “rectangular-looking” and the spines are open towards the sides, never touching by the end.

In the case of Centropages typicus there are a long and a short two parallel spines in the posterior part.

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