May 18th 2017
Arrived @ 9:30am
- lab meeting
- can steal 2 HOBOs from gigas, leave 1
- Brent suggested that it will take ~24 hrs of dual-bucket system to successfully collect only live larvae. This is a good idea, however I don’t expect there to be sufficient room - but maybe, if larval collections are staggered… ?
- NEED TO: purchase more 5-gal buckets!
- Imaged larvae collected on 5/17, and also imaged larvae collected and saved over past week.
- Images include triplicate samples from each collection/group (see larval collection data sheet): 1x, 2x, 3x of each on Nikon SMZ645
- Will save to GoogleDrive, then to GitHub
- Checked catchment buckets
- SN-10 amb B: little bit
- NF-10 amb B: teensy amount
- SN-10 low B: a bit
- SN-6 amb B: little bit
- K-10 low: some!
- HL-10 low: maybe, probably just spermy though
- All except HL-10 have spawned within the past 4 days, and since there is no significant amount of larvae here I will not keep them- I have a suspicion that these are from the same fertilization event, and they are trickling out of the female. Will collect for real tomorrow…
- Stole 2 HOBOs from gigas (left 1 there); downloaded the data from the HOBOs and emailed to Yaamini, then reprogrammed and launched to record T every 15 minutes, installed in broodstock buckets.
- Counted larvae collected on 5/17 & imaged larvae for size analysis later
- PSRF has agreed to collect/sample my larvae tomorrow (Friday, 5/19) while I’m on campus. I pre-labeled larval rearing buckets, got water flowing, and left instructions with Jade & Alice.
- Met with Alice to get a summary of her larval husbandry practices. PSRF hasn’t updated theirs in a couple years, and there are many lessons learned. See write-up in my GitHub (I will update as needed).
- Screened and counted larvae, imaged. Larvae went down drain today.
- Temperature is holding around 17.5
Written on May 18, 2017