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Fly and superglue. Oops!

 
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Beatsy



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:06 am    Post subject: Fly and superglue. Oops! Reply with quote

I just *knew* that blob of superglue was too big and would wick around to the front. But I *hoped* it would be ok and dabbed it on anyway. Sigh! Hope is not a strategy...

Useable for closeups and a practice run though. Linoscan 7.1/92 again, with 100% crops. I didn't bother retouching as the fly is messed up but will for the next one.




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Olympusman



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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Superglue Reply with quote

Geez, Beatsy, besides the outgassing of superglue, these are astounding images.
For those of you who are nonchalant about superglue, it outgasses very strongly and you don't want it to be used anywhere around optics. Superglues outgassing is employed widely in police fingerprint capture.

Mike
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BugEZ



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have shifted from super glue to fingernail polish to glue specimens for photos. The outgassing of superglue can leave a fog on lenses.

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28013&highlight=glue

I move from the glue stage to the studio quite quickly. I am after fly eye colors that on dolichopodidae can quickly fade. If you have more time then perhaps it may not be an issue, but fogging an expensive objective’s front surface would be an awful shame.

Keith


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Beatsy



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike. I do all my super-gluing on an old stereo, away from the rig and expensive optics. I also use tiny amounts (well, usually) and wait until it's dry before posing the specimen for imaging.

Great idea on the nail polish Keith! Don't know why I didn't think of that. I have a jar of matt black nail polish too (used for microscope slides) so will try that on the very next critter. Thanks.
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BugEZ



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nail polish is less than ideal, at least the polish I have used. It sets unpredictably. After a bottle is old and a bit more viscous I find it works a bit better.

K
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