Freshwater invertebrate ID films

Tom.bio is producing a series of short films, each focused on a particular group of freshwater invertebrates. The aim of these films is to give an accurate representation of the sort of view you would get looking down into a sample tray, instead of taking specimens and looking at them under microscopes. In this situation, e.g. when pond dipping with children or doing Riverfly sampling, it is often the 'general impression' and the way an animal moves or holds itself that gives us a clue as to what taxonomic group it's in. We've been working with Caddis recorder and freshwater biologist Ian Wallace to produce this series of films.  

Heptageniidae

If you'd prefer, you can watch the film directly from our youTube channel.

Damselfly nymphs

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Gammarus

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Cased caddis

If you'd prefer, you can watch the film directly from our youTube channel.

Caseless caddis

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Flatworms

If you'd prefer, you can watch the film directly from our youTube channel.

Water mites

If you'd prefer, you can watch the film directly from our youTube channel.