Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae

Posted by: Jim Wetzel

Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 04/26/19 10:02 AM

Anyone tried to get picture of these using a GoPro? I have some Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass nests and trying to get some good pics and maybe so video clips too.
Posted by: Centrarchid

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 04/29/19 08:32 PM

[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/5qhudlGPJkY[/video]
Posted by: Bill Cody

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 04/30/19 11:17 AM

If you are trying to get decent pictures of the fry why not capture some and put them in a narrow or slender walled homemade fish tank (thin width tank)?
Posted by: Jim Wetzel

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 04/30/19 11:36 AM

I am trying to make a series showing bass development in a natural setting. Video clip made this morning looks good showing embryos and all sorts of zooplankton. Daddy bass scared and would not go over nest during recording.

I have a high dissecting microscope for close ups to provide additional pictures. Most people will not be able to see what the scope shows.
Posted by: ewest

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 04/30/19 02:14 PM

Great pics of tiny fry. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Jim Wetzel

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 04/30/19 02:56 PM

Look closer, eggs not hatched yet. The eggs should be hatched by tomorrow but will not be in water column for an additional few days. Video I am trying to upload now shows movement more clearly and even allows picking out a few type of zooplankton and insects (water boatmen and backswimmers).

The seething mass of prolarvae is what I really want to show. Then the process of swim-up.
Posted by: Jim Wetzel

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 05/02/19 11:13 AM

Posted by: Jim Wetzel

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 05/04/19 09:22 AM

By product of trying to get pictures. I want good images of fry swimming so managing one pond to be clear.

[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/D-Py9Tiktoo[/video]
Posted by: Centrarchid

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 05/19/19 10:38 AM

As I am getting videos made some interesting observations. A brood tending Smallmouth Bass did a stand on his tail manuever that made a whitish chest patch and yellow pelvic fins very obvious. His red eyes really cool as well.
Posted by: Dave Davidson1

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 05/21/19 06:29 AM

Neat Jim.
Posted by: ewest

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 05/21/19 10:54 AM

Nice work !!!

Looking forward to more.

That was one busy male LMB. He was giving you the evil eye a few times.

See this thread for a bit of LMB spawning.

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=506208#Post506208
Posted by: Custom 68

Re: Pictures of Bass Eggs, Prolarvae and Larvae - 05/21/19 12:12 PM

These are some amazing videos.
Dave