Hi Neha, Donax are great :) In my personal experience with bivalves, is that it is better to scan. In any case, scan or camera, the machine should be calibrated to check on distortions. I find that the scanners are cheaper and have less distorsion, no issue with scale, etc. thus I prefer it for marine invertebrates. With fish, however it is more complicated with a scanner, thus we use a camera.
I hope this helps, Cheers, M. 2018-03-16 9:51 GMT+01:00 Neha Sharma <n.sharma.4...@gmail.com>: > Dear All, > Greetings! I am going to start a project which deals with studying > morphological variability between bivalves belonging to Donacidae and > Mactridae. The morphological variability would mainly focus on shell shape, > internal structures, palial sinus, etc. I already have shortlisted the > species I am going to use, but I am confused as to which is a better method > for studying the variability- using photographs or scans of the specimens. > The approach would be quite traditional- assigning landmark points, and > further analysis, etc. All kinds of suggestions are welcome. Thanks! > > -- > MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "MORPHMET" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org. > -- *Marta M. Rufino* (Postdoctoral Researcher) *____________________________________________________**IFREMER* - Centre Atlantique (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) Département EMH (Ecologie et Modèles pour l'Halieutique) Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu - BP 21105 44311 NANTES cedex 3 - FRANCE Tel.(33) (0)2 40374167 -- MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "MORPHMET" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org.