Digging for zooplankton

This week, Zsófi, Dunja, and Csaba participated in a meeting with the staff of the Fertő – Hanság National Park in Hungary, as part of the kick-off phase of the Vogelwarte Madárvárta 2 project.

We also used the opportunity to refresh some lab cultures from the Seewinkel soda pans on the Austrian side of the border and to collect some dry sediment for further experiments.

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This can be essential for working with large branchiopods like fairy shrimps or Triops, as the time period these animals can be collected alive on the field is extremely short.

By stocking up sediment containing their eggs, we are able to hatch them in the lab any time we want to carry out experiments.

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