Included in Your Kit
Monitoring Kit Includes:
- Turbidity kit
- Nitrate/Nitrite Strips
- 1 large magnifier (round)
- 3 large magnifier boxes
- 2 small magnifier boxes
- 1 ice-cube tray
- 3 forceps
- 2 paint brushes
- Several laminated bug identification cards
- 1 Dishpan
- 2 Glass vials for unknowns
Additional Equipment that you may want to check out, add
to your kit or purchase:
- Magiscope (field microscope)
- Additional Magnifiers
Taking Care Of
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CLEAN THE MONITORING EQUIPMENT! Please
rinse out all equipment. Please return the kit looking better
than when you check you checked it out.
Taking care of the net:
In the field, be careful to not drag the net through
areas with sharp vegetation. It is very easy to tear the nets
accidentally. Remember the nets are not walking sticks - they
should be carefully carried to the monitoring location. If your
site is located so that you have to walk through thick vegetation,
it is recommended to carry the net in a plastic bag.
After monitoring, use the flow of the water to help
remove any algae or macroinvertabrates. Carefully inspect the
net to make sure all the macroinvertebrates are set free.
Once home, please hose down the net. PLEASE SET UP
THE NET TO DRY - they develop a unique smell if they dry in car
trunks and other such places.
If there are any tears in the net, please report this to the
equipment manager. If you are an equipment manager, please either
fix the net or contact the coordinator.