Periphyton Analysis

Identification and Enumeration
Phytoplankton are identified and counted to Division, Genus, or Species level using optically clear slide mounts. Diatoms are acid cleaned for species level identification. Algal concentration with or without biovolume (as specified by client) is determined. Typical turn-around time is 16 weeks, but samples can be expedited for an additional fee. Counts include permanent archival slides (3 per sample). The archival slides are generally stored at our facility, but can be shipped to the client upon request. Interpretations, extensive explanations, and modifications to the initial data or report are additional to sample analysis and are billed hourly.

Archiving
Optically clear, permanent archival slides (3 per sample) are created. The archival slides are generally stored at our facility, but can be shipped to the client upon request.

Microscopic Digital Photography
We are able to capture and provide high-resolution images of sample specimen with and without fluorescence (depending on preservative).

Sediment-Core Diatoms and/or Akinetes
Please call for information and availability.