Re: NANFA-- wild daphnia - where do you find them? When do you

Jeremy Tiemann (
Tue, 24 Jun 2003 07:48:44 -0500

Daphnia occur in lakes/ponds and vertically migrate over the day
(typically migrate up at night... this is believed to be a predator
avoidance strategy). However, daphnia can be collected any time
throughout the day. The best way to collect daphnia is with a
plankton tow-net (but just dunking a large jar in the water just off
shore also will work).

>What and when are the most likely places to find wild daphnia? Any
>collecting tips would be appreciated, too.
>Chuck Church
>Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Jeremy Tiemann
Biological Field Assistant
Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 244-4594
Fax: (217) 333-4949
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