Creating and using identification and diagnostic keys has never been easier. The Lucid Builder, Player, Fact Sheet Fusion, and the Lucid Mobile platform provide all tools needed to produce world class keys.
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Home of identification and diagnostic keys
Add as many species and characters to your key as you want.
Lucid supports importing and exporting of key data in open formats. No data lock in here.
Generate reports on the state of your key. Check if your keys features are enough for your end users to make an identification.
Linking your features (questions/characters) to your species is just point and click. You can score three different ways.
Play as you go
With the built in Player you can 'play' your key anytime during its development.
Multiple operating system support
Run the Builder on Windows, OSX and Linux. The Player works without any installation and is also available on Android and Apple iOS via native apps.
Attach images and Html to your features and species. It also support attachments via Fact Sheet Fusion.
Create written descriptions
Make the most of your key data. The Lucid Builder can create natural language output from your key.
The Lucid Builders built-in key deployment process makes getting your key to end users a fast and simple process.
Fact Sheet Fusion
From our blog
This user-friendly identification tool has been developed to aid field identification of shark and ray species and families that may be encountered in Queensland’s inshore net fisheries. Correct species identification, although difficult, is crucial as it unpins accurate data collection for research, monitoring and evaluation of fishery stocks, and increases confidence in the assessments derived…
The key is intended to meet the needs of naturalists, biologists and taxonomists who wish to identify Australian jumping spiders. The character set has high redundancy (99 characters, 293 character states) allowing users to begin with whatever observable characters are available to them when using photographs, a high-powered hand lens or a microscope.
This interactive key provides diagnostics for all the species of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) previously recorded in Australia, based mostly on literature records. Several species collected in Australia, but not yet recorded in the literature, are also included (manuscript in prep). In addition, a few select exotic species from south east Asia of concern to…
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