Daphnea and Cyclops Zoological Poster


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Daphnia and Cyclops Zoological Poster - Daphnia pulex/Argulus foliaceus/Cyclops sp.

The Science:

This poster depicts several members of what used to be known as the Entomostraca, a now defunct term for a subclass of mostly tiny Crustaceans including Copepods, Ostracods, Branchiopods and others. Daphnia pulex, or the Water Flea, at lower right, is a well-studied and widely-adapted filter-feeding freshwater organism, used for genetic research for many years. At upper left is a female Cyclops, another type of “Water Flea” shown with its single eye and two egg-sacs. At the top center is the nauplius larva of Cyclops, and at the Top right is an Ostracod, or “Mussel-Shrimp.” At the bottom left is Argulus foliaceus, a Common Fish Louse. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0061
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Daphnia pulex/Argulus foliaceus/Cyclops sp.
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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