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2 thoughts on “A day in the life of a mayfly lab”

  1. Dear Nikki,
    Males of C. dipterum start developing their turbanate eyes during nymphal stages, so as soon as they are visible (around 4mm nymphs) you can tell them apart very easily. I am not sure about other species without this sexual dimorphism, I guess you can always open them and check the gonads. We are developing some genomic tools now, so hopefully we will obtain sex specific signatures in order to genotype the nymphs in the next future.

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