Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Aquatic Insect Sorting

I spent hundreds of hours in this work area while I was employed at my second job:

my workspace

Aquatic insect ID station!

This is what it looks like when someone identifies aquatic insects (little vials of alcohol, identification keys, microscopes, forceps, and data sheets are all essential) and it was quite possible for me to spend 6 hours at a time sitting at that microscope.  Still, this was one of my top two favorite things to do at that job.  A little music, some delicious hot tea, and a quiet room to shuffle through my bugs and I’m set for days!

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2 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Aquatic Insect Sorting

    • Me too! I have a dissecting scope at home, but it’s not nearly as nice as the one in the photo. I’d love to have a good scope of my own! If I ever win the lottery… (Yeah, some people think of cars and houses when they dream of winning the lottery. I dream of geeky science equipment – insect cabinets, microscopes, etc – photo gear, and cooking appliances!)

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