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Old February 26 2014, 12:42 PM   #101
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Re: Recommend your favorite Science or Technology book.

My favourite book is too specific to be of interest to any of you, but just in case you wondered what my preferred bedside book is: Chironomidae Larvae - Volume 3 - Aquatic Orthocladiinae
I couldn't actually say why the Orthocladiinae are my favourites. I met the author, Henk, about 15 years ago and his enthusiasm for Chironomids was so infectuous that I completely fell for this often neglected group of midges. And when I had my first member of the Orthocladiinae family under the microscope I got hopelessly hooked
Don't they just have awesome teeth? Effective, esthetically pleasing and a good means to distinguish the species:

(my favourite: Prodiamesa olivacea. The only Chironomid with whiskers )
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