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by Grahame
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Paramecium bursara
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Thanks for that Olympusman,
I didn't have that picked as 40X.
Sounds like a well trained spider.
Happy silly season.
by Grahame
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Paramecium bursara
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Nice :D
What was the objective lens combo for this ?
by Grahame
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Radiolarians in Darkfield
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Really nice :)
Image 2 is my fav.
by Grahame
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Questions on first microscope purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 8353

That Amscope sure looks to be a beast.
Would be interesting to know how well optically and mechanically it compares to the Optiphot.
by Grahame
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Questions on first microscope purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 8353

Yeh mate it's a vertical learning curve, pretty much forever :) Yes 10W led. There is of course another side to the "brightness" equation. You can't go too bright, it will stuff your eyes. But 3W led on a 50/50 trinoc head is not bright. You are actually almost talking about 2 different types of sco...
by Grahame
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Questions on first microscope purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 8353

Hi, The accu-scope 3000 only has a 3W led. This is in my world is nowhere near enough illumination, particularly for photography. The trinoc head splits the light 50 / 50 according to the specs. For moving pond critter photography your daughter will become frustrated quickly. Some trinoc heads have ...
by Grahame
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Questions on first microscope purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 8353

Hi, Basically, you have answered your question. Yes the older scopes optics are still regarded as good.(Those that had good optics of course there are some dogs among them) Certainly for the things you want to do. Not knowing where your from but if your American then lots of AO Spencer on eBay at re...
by Grahame
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A few from my garden
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

How sure am I about #1, not at all now I find out your in the UK.
Most modern distribution info for it I can find is Canada South to California, Texas, Mexico, and Florida (Vockeroth 1992).
It's close but I think probably not correct :(
by Grahame
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A few from my garden
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Good set of images. Pringles can flash / diffusers work well. Use a styrofoam plate at the end and cocer that with the diffusion material. Provides a nice even illumunation. In case your interested in the id of your images 1 American Hoverfly, Eupeodes americanus 2 Bagworm moth, Family Psychidae 3 H...
by Grahame
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Identification based on description
Replies: 4
Views: 2917

Hi,
How about an Ostracod for the sluglike one ?

Image
by Grahame
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: "Factory" insect releasing
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Thanks zzffnn,
Will have a play with it, see what I can come up with.
For anyone who finds this topic sometime looking for ideas.
I don't recommend steaming crane flys (Tipulidae).
Changes their colour and doesn't loosen leg joints.
Lesson learnt :)
by Grahame
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: "Factory" insect releasing
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Hi zzffnn, Thanks for the reply. Boiling in vinegar ? Not something I have thought about. Any idea as to strength, 5% acetic ? ie pretty much normal white vinegar. I had been thinking about adding it to the water when steaming. Yes too many sp. to pin this first time round, I'm a one man band after ...
by Grahame
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: "Factory" insect releasing
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Cheers Ichty,
Will have to give the Scheerpeltz a try.
There wasn't a lot of coleoptera in the trap I've sorted and I know all bar 2.
Strangely enough I invented a curved chamber on Sun.
Cut a plastic specimen tube in half and then in half longways.
Worked well.
Have a good one
Grahame
by Grahame
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: "Factory" insect releasing
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Hi Ichty, Thanks for the reply. While no where near a beginner, I'm not a pro either ie paid. And no money for assistants or anybody with the skill set to call on. This is an invert survey using malaise traps for what is primarily going to be for inventory purposes. We are repeating it for one week ...
by Grahame
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: "Factory" insect releasing
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

"Factory" insect releasing

Hi folks, I'm just starting work on insects that have been caught in 70% Ethanol. This is my first time working with it. The images being taken are stacks, to be used for identification purposes. The problem I'm having is they are not particularly flexible. I'm not wanting to pin them or take high r...