A picking tray has been developed with the wet-picking of benthic foraminifera specifically in mind. The purpose is to reduce the primary disadvantage of the wet-picking method which is time consumption.

The wet-picking and counting of samples is seen to be disadvantageous in comparison with the dry method as it is more time consuming and arduous (e.g. Boltovskoy, 1966; Scott et al. 2001; Murray, 2006). However, wet-picking offers advantages over dry-picking. One major benefit is that it allows fragile forms (e.g. chitinous or poorly cemented tests) to be recorded that would be deformed or destroyed during...

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