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  1. Belgica larva

    Snapshot Title: Belgica larva
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Belgica microhabitat
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Here is the largest land animal on Antarctica that stays on land all year round! A whopping 7mm (less than 1/3 of an inch)!



  2. Belgica larvae are tiny

    Snapshot Title: Belgica larvae are tiny
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    As the largest year-round land animal on Antarctica, Belgica antarctica larvae are only 7mm long! (That is less than 1/3 of an inch!)



  3. Potassium sulfate

    Snapshot Title: Potassium sulfate
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Potassium sulfate is a chemical that decreases the amount of moisture in the air, and so it is used to create different experimental conditions for testing dessication stress in the Belgica antartica ...



  4. Dessication chamber

    Snapshot Title: Dessication chamber
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    After the Belgica antartica larvae are cleaned, they undergo different environmental condition treatments in the dessication chamber.



  5. Ice

    Snapshot Title: Ice
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Ice is used to keep the Belgica antartica larvae at less than 5 degrees C.



  6. Dry bag

    Snapshot Title: Dry bag
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Belgica antartica sample collection involves travel to multiple Antarctic islands, so researchers must use a small rubber boat (called a "Zodiac") to travel between the mainland and the islands. In or...



  7. Molly Steinwald

    Snapshot Title: Molly Steinwald
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Government Plaza on April First
    Image Owner: Tom Nelson



    Description:

    www.mollysteinwald.com Will open in a new tab or window
    Wow, Tom! That was tricky! Thanks-



  8. Matt Lamanna, PhD

    Snapshot Title: Matt Lamanna, PhD
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Fine Outreach for Science GigaPan workshop, May 2009
    Image Owner: mj knelly



    Description:

    Assistant Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History (www.carnegiemnh.org/vp/cv/lamanna.htm Will open in a new tab or window)



  9. Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Snapshot Title: Dennis vanEngelsdorp
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Fine Outreach for Science GigaPan workshop, May 2009
    Image Owner: mj knelly



    Description:

    (bee colony collapse)
    www.ted.com/speakers/dennis_vanengelsdorp.html Will open in a new tab or window



  10. Dan Westergren

    Snapshot Title: Dan Westergren
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Fine Outreach for Science GigaPan workshop, May 2009
    Image Owner: mj knelly



    Description:

    National Geographic



  11. Mark Thiessen

    Snapshot Title: Mark Thiessen
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Fine Outreach for Science GigaPan workshop, May 2009
    Image Owner: mj knelly



    Description:

    National Geographic



  12. Molly Steinwald (www.mollysteinwald.com)

    Snapshot Title: Molly Steinwald (www.mollysteinwald.com)
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Government Plaza on April First
    Image Owner: Tom Nelson



    Description:

    Wow. Whose body is this? That's not my hair either. I'm impressed! (And this must have taken you forever to do...) Happy April Fool's Day! Thanks for including me-



  13. Floating ice

    Snapshot Title: Floating ice
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sunset at the peninsula
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Sometimes the station gets surrounded by brush ice completely.



  14. Palmer Station

    Snapshot Title: Palmer Station
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sunset at the peninsula
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Bio, GWR, and the garage buildings of the station are in this snap shot.



  15. Terra Lab

    Snapshot Title: Terra Lab
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sunset at the peninsula
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    One of the main buildings of Palmer Station. All of atmospheric data from the peninsula are collected/processed here by a research associate. Numerous scientists from their home institute can access...



  16. Magnifying glasses

    Snapshot Title: Magnifying glasses
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Nick and cold baths I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Because our organisms of interest is so small (they are still the largest land animal on Antarctica!), we sometimes had to use the magnifying glasses to take a closer look.



  17. Bath temperature

    Snapshot Title: Bath temperature
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Nick and cold baths I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    This particular bath was set at 12 degrees C.



  18. Digital thermocouple reader

    Snapshot Title: Digital thermocouple reader
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Nick and cold baths I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    We carefully monitor the temperature of cold bath with thermocouples to make sure the bath is operating at desired temperature.



  19. Cold bath

    Snapshot Title: Cold bath
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Nick and cold baths I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    For this particular experiment, the cold bath was set to be at -4.0 degrees C.



  20. Timer

    Snapshot Title: Timer
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Nick and cold baths I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Some of our experiments are time sensitive and have to be performed with timely manner.



  21. Glove

    Snapshot Title: Glove
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Nick and cold baths I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    We wear gloves when we do our experiments to avoid any contaminations.



  22. Belgica larva

    Snapshot Title: Belgica larva
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Nick and cold baths I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    There is a Belgica larva in the tube.



  23. Notebook

    Snapshot Title: Notebook
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Weighing Belgica
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    We take maticulous notes of our experiments.



  24. Microbalance

    Snapshot Title: Microbalance
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Weighing Belgica
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    The balance is capable of weighing samples at 0.001-mg scale.



  25. A bottle of pottasium sulfate

    Snapshot Title: A bottle of pottasium sulfate
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Juanita in chemical van
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Potassium sulfate is a chemical that decreases the amount of moisture in the air, and so it is used to create different experimental conditions for testing dessication stress in the Belgica antartica ...



  26. Material log sheet

    Snapshot Title: Material log sheet
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Juanita in chemical van
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    We have to sign out everything we take from this shelf so that the chemical supply is closely monitored.



  27. Bottle of cellulose powder

    Snapshot Title: Bottle of cellulose powder
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: chemical van
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    A bottle fo cellulose microcrystaline powder.



  28. Material log sheet

    Snapshot Title: Material log sheet
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: chemical van
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    All the chemicals and equipments must be signed out for inventory purpose.



  29. Radio

    Snapshot Title: Radio
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Radio is being charged. We always had to carry at least two radios per group when we go out on the zodiac.



  30. Automated  pipettes

    Snapshot Title: Automated pipettes
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Some of the pipettes we used were automated ones.



  31. Cryobiology research group folder

    Snapshot Title: Cryobiology research group folder
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Many researchers work in Antarctica and use Palmer Station's research facilities. To reduce confusion, each research group at Palmer Station has its own unique identifying code; B-256-P identifies our...



  32. Chemical shelf

    Snapshot Title: Chemical shelf
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Bottles of drierites and sodium chloride.



  33. First aid kit

    Snapshot Title: First aid kit
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    All the lab spaces have the first aid kit. Safety first.



  34. Sign for our group

    Snapshot Title: Sign for our group
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Yes, we are the cryots. This is the cool design Juanita made for our group.



  35. Dry bag

    Snapshot Title: Dry bag
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Some of our gears are carried around in dry bags when we go on a zodiac.



  36. A pan full of Belgica larvae

    Snapshot Title: A pan full of Belgica larvae
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Sorting I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Belgica larvae are dumped in cold water for further sorting.



  37. Aspirator

    Snapshot Title: Aspirator
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Weighing Belgica
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    We suck on the other end to create vacuum to handle individual Belgica larvae.



  38. Dried Belgica

    Snapshot Title: Dried Belgica
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Weighing Belgica
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Being weighed



  39. Backpack with a water bottle

    Snapshot Title: Backpack with a water bottle
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Norsel point I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    Very important to bring water out. Antarctica is a very dry environment. You must keep you hydrated all the time.



  40. Nick looking for Belgica

    Snapshot Title: Nick looking for Belgica
    Taken by: Molly Steinwald

    Image: Norsel point I
    Image Owner: Molly Steinwald



    Description:

    We often find Belgica in moist soil in close vicinity to moss/algae.



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