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Captured confocal images of the L. ruber fixed with and without cysteine treatment in samples not treated with Murray’s clear. Stained with Phallacidin and Propidium Iodide. It seems that the juvenile tissues are well preserved and with no disruptions, although I could see few epithelial cells that apparently popped off.

Using the 20x objective I could acquire whole body images and also a closeup of the anterior end in 2 individuals. Early stages (10d) seem to be only rubbish, strange blastomeres whose nuclei were not stained. Seem to be degenerating. Probably unfertilized eggs or interrupted embryos, although I still need to analyze the images properly.