For information on Chironomidae please visit the community web page on

This web site originated as a private project for my PhD in 2010 to publicly

  • share my microscopic images
  • share my developed image management tool Chironomidae Identification Program CHIP

I do not work any more with Chironomidae but this web site is intended to stay and contribute my work. May be it is of some help ;-)

Andreas Plank


“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

Can the cells in the brain bring about a mutation in themselves, not through drugs, not through various genetic processes, but can the brain cells themselves say, "This is all wrong - change"? ... Can the brain cells themselves, uninfluenced, undrugged, see what they have created and say, "this is wrong - mutate" ?

(Jiddu Krishnamurti: The last talks, p. 4,5)