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Cyclops



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:45 am    Post subject: Green Shield bug parts! Reply with quote

I found a dead shield bug on the windowsill earlier so following my dissapointing water dip I had a look at it instead!
I had to hold the lamp with my hand as its a solid object and so needed reflected rather than transmitted light to se anything
(Im using an ordinary household lamp,normally shining into the mirror)

Here you can just see the eyes


And this shows its a plant bug! They have these needle like, well probosocis i suppose, and it looks like a hypodermic needle at 100X!



(The focus is a bit off as the camera only has auto focus and so I focus the scope only to have the camera re focus! Need 3 hands!)

Right, thats my 3 images for the day, im happy now!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehehehehehe Laughing Good job on the mouthparts Cyclops
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know those mini mag lites you get in the dept. and hardware stores work really well for illuminating subjects under the objectives of a microscope. They only cost a few dollars or maybe pounds, depending on where you are at or just simply a small AA battery powered pin light. A small stand to hold the light in position could be easily constructed with a small sping clamp and a wooden dowl. Nice images Cyclops Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken, what a neat idea! I have one of those third hands things knocking about somewhere too!
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