NTL's zooplankton, phytoplancton, fish scale, dendy and pelagic tow sample archive is located in the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum (UWZM):
Noland Zoology Building
250 N. Mills St.
NTL's microbial sample archive is located at:
5525 Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Drive
- Pam Montz, CFL Trout Lake Station, 608-890-4678, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Corinna Gries, CFL Hasler Lab, 608-890-3446, email@example.com
- Laura Halverson, UW Zoological Museum, 608-262-3766, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trina McMahon, Microbial Sciences Building, 608-890-2836, email@example.com
Description of Collections: The LTER samples include zooplankton, phytoplankton, fish scales, Dendys (invertebrates collected with a Hester-Dendy sampler), pelagic invertebrate tows, and macrophyte samples (to search the collection, please click on the respective links below):
- Zooplankton are wet samples, in formalin or ethanol, in 2 to 8 oz. jars in half-sized records boxes on open shelving.
- Phytoplankton have traditionally been stored wet but, a conversion to microscope slide format (some pooled samples remain in wet storage) has begun. The wet samples are stored on open shelving; the slide samples are stored in one of the metal “Tensco” cabinets.
- Fish scales are stored in small envelopes, organized by lake, year, and species in card catalog drawers.
- Dendys are wet samples, preserved in ethanol, in vials and jars. The samples are organized in records boxes on open shelving.
- Pelagic invertebrate tows (vertical night tows) are wet samples in ethanol stored on open shelving.
- Macrophyte samples are dried and stored in boxes on open shelving.
- Microbial samples are stored on 0.2 um filters that were used to capture planktonic biomass from whole water at the time of sampling. The filters are stored at -80C inside 2.0 mL screw-cap tubes.