Sorting macroinvertebrates

For the past few days, I have been sorting and identifying macroinvertebrates from some samples collected from the decomposition bags.  Doing so made me appreciate lugging a microscope to Costa Rica, since the scopes here are horrendous.  The dishes pictured here contain macroinvertebrates, mostly insect larva, that I’ve sorted to family.

I don’t like being in the lab.

Macroinvertebrate sorting - 07.04.2009 - 11.54.09