You need a cost-effective alternative for your marine environmental work. We can accommodate your macrofaunal identification and analysis needs through a general service contract or periodic basis (no perpetual lab overheads for you). Use us to augment your own team to capture more extensive private and municipal contracts.
We provide very rapid turn-around times for polychaetes identified to family. Familiarity with many New Zealand estuarine and shelf species means genus or species-level idenfication in these areas is often just as fast. If your samples are mixed, we provide appropriate taxonomic resolution or parataxonomy services for other groups.
Yes, we WILL make a reference collection for you if you wish! There are always more macrofaunal out there, so we like to expand the number of workers in the field. One of our favourite things to do is to properly separate, diagram, describe, and photograph your taxa to create a properly indexed reference collection and dichotomous key that your lab can use in its own monitoring work.
Ophryotrocha adherens (Paavo et. al. 2000) depositing eggs.