The Illinois Water Resources has published a short post featuring research S.J. Taylor and I completed on the epikarst fauna of Illinois. We set up stalactite drip filters and examined the animals that fell in after 7 and 40 days of deployment. With the help of Steven Fend (USGS) we are describing a newly discovered species of aquatic oligochaete worm in the first examination of Illinois' unique epikarst fauna.
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