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North American Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Digital Reference Collection



Our goal for creating this digital reference collection is to provide regional aquatic biology labs with a graphic tool to aid in the identification and verification of aquatic macroinvertebrates. Most aquatic labs possess a collection of ‘reference’ specimens so that technicians/ taxonomists may compare and confirm specimens collected from a sample with expertly identified and verified type specimens of a particular taxa type. Unfortunately, specimens in these collections are often delicate and subject to damage, eventually rendering them unusable for verification purposes. Because of the unstable nature of individual type specimens, the Aquatic Experimental Lab at the Fort Collins Science Center has developed a method for digitizing [...]

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