Field and Laboratory Methods

  • Peter DegmaEmail author
Part of the Zoological Monographs book series (ZM, volume 2)


Tardigrades live in diverse habitats. Fundamental research on tardigrades is based on habitat sampling, sample processing, tardigrade culture and preparation for descriptive microscopy, identification and molecular studies. These methods are described and referenced in this chapter which I hope it will be a starting point especially for new tardigradologists.



I thank Dr. Ralph Schill (University of Stuttgart) for inviting me to join the project and two anonymous reviewers for the valuable suggestions, which significantly helped me to improve the manuscript.


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