Collecting acoels and nemertodermatida

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Here are some movies on how to collect, extract and then treat specimens.

First, sediment with hopefully lots of acoels and nemertodermatids have to be collected. This can be done with different methods. For worm burrows in the intertidal a "slurp gun" for example can be used:


This video show how to make an extraction of meiofauna with magnesium chloride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kEbRl98u0Io

After the extraction, we sort out acoels:


and if we are lucky we find many of one species alone:

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith