An elutriation apparatus for macroinvertebrates

Limnology and Oceanography
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An inexpensive hydropneumatic apparatus screens macroinvertebrates from bottom samples containing silt, mud, or clay. The elutriator, an acrylic cylinder with screened windows, cemented on an upright plastic funnel, retains benthic fauna while the sediment is washed away. The apparatus yields clean samples and has reduced the time required to sort benthos samples by more than 80%.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An elutriation apparatus for macroinvertebrates
Series title Limnology and Oceanography
DOI 10.4319/lo.1974.19.3.0538
Volume 19
Issue 3
Year Published 1974
Language English
Publisher Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Publisher location Waco, TX
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 538
Last page 540
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N