May 7-8, 2009
This was taken from the shore of Glenmore Reservoir, where some floating plant fragments had collected. These were covered in sticky black ephippia, and on examination some began releasing small Daphnia in eggs. By the next morning there were active Daphnia throughout the sample, as well as a larger cyclopoid and some midge larvae.
Initially there were many algae throughout the sample, especially Dinobryon, Synura, and pointed dinoflagellates, but most were gone the next day. A variety of ciliates were hidden around the plants and ephippia but were generally difficult to observe. There were also some sessilids on the cyclopoid and near the bottom.