Soft body morphology, dissection and slide-preparation of Ostracoda: a primer
by Tadeusz Namiotko, Dan L. Danielopol & Angel Baltanás
Abstract: Most commonly used techniques for treating ostracod soft body for taxonomical purposes with optical microscopy are described with emphasis on the order Podocopida. A variety of procedures for pre-treatment, storage, recovery of dried specimens, dissection, temporary and permanent mounting, and staining methods are presented and evaluated. General morphology and terminology of the ostracod appendages are also summarised.
Key Words: Ostracoda; Dissection; Mounting; Staining; Appendages; Morphology.
Joannea Geol. Paläont. 11: 327-343 (2011)