Java must be installed on your computer. Apple computers come with Java pre-installed. PC users, please visit the Java web site for the latest version.
Turn off all pop-up blockers. If left on, you will not be able to open a species fact sheet from within the Lucid key.
Choose the form of the tenth abdominal segment to reveal further options. Similarly, you must select whether wings are present and their length before further wing characteristics appear. This prevents the inexperienced user from selecting inappropriate options.
View an image of a Feature by clicking the image icon next to it . Or you can turn on the Feature Thumbnails by clicking the "Feature Thumbnails" button.
Many Feature images have a "magic arrow" animation to point out particular features. Click the blue "Play" button to see the animation.
Use the "Best" , "Next Best" , and "Prune Redundant Features" buttons to track through the system efficiently. Many users will find that it is useful to use the two buttons "Best" and "Prune" alternately, one after the other.
To view thrips species information, click the page icon next to the species name.
For more details on using the Lucid player, click the "Help" button.