is the third edition of ThripsID. The first two editions
were produced under contract for use by the staff of the Australian
Quarantine Information Service, at the request of Dr Glynn Maynard.
of this greatly expanded third edition has been facilitated
by a contract with USDA Florida, and we are grateful to Prof.
Joe Funderburk for his interest in the project.
LucID team at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, has given
us frequent encouragement and advice in the use of the software.
Further information regarding the LucID software can be obtained
from their website at www.lucidcentral.org
Peter Cranston collaborated in the purchase of the digital camera
and image processing software, and this apparatus was also used
to produce his cd-rom Interactive Guide to Australian Aquatic
1400 photomicrographs of slide-mounted specimens of 180 species
included here were taken with a JVC 3-chip camera, the multiple
images at different focal planes being processed and amalgamated
to maximise the depth of field, using the software Automontage
from Synoptics Ltd., Cambridge, UK.
are grateful to CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, and Martin-Luther-University, Developmental Biology, for providing working
facilities, and to Dr Paul Ferrar, ACIAR, for organising publication
and distribution of this work.
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