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by micro_pix
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Fungal Spores
Replies: 14
Views: 2055

Thanks Pitufo. It’s a long time since I looked at spores in KOH as I invariably look at fresh spores in water. I thought I remember that it made the spores appear a bit darker/browner but it isn’t regarded as a stain.
by micro_pix
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Fungal Spores
Replies: 14
Views: 2055

Thanks Chris. No I didn’t use KOH with these, they were in water. The Panaeolus spores are all naturally dark, the spore print is what I’d calll black/brown, and the Hypholoma and Inocybe spores are mid brown. I always try and avoid using KOH on fresh spores as I get a better record of their natural...
by micro_pix
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Fungal Spores
Replies: 14
Views: 2055

Fungal Spores

Here are some photos of fungal spores and the basidiocarps that produced them. They are all taken under the 100X oil objective (with the exception of the Entoloma which was 40x). They vary in size but are between 7 and 18 microns in length. The first four are from the same genus. The spores are as p...
by micro_pix
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Diatoms *new images*
Replies: 18
Views: 2567

Stunning photos, awesome resolution!
by micro_pix
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Dictyostelium
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Hi,

Myxomycetes can be tough to identify. From my limited experience this looks like a Cribraria species, possibly something like Cribraria violacea .

David
by micro_pix
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Diploschistes scruposus, a crustose lichen
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

A very nice study - I like the section of the apothecium.

David
by micro_pix
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Crystals of some common and easy to get chemicals II
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Beautiful images.

Dave
by micro_pix
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Radiolarians in Rheinberg lighting
Replies: 16
Views: 3134

Wow! very nice.
by micro_pix
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Ooids
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Ooids

The advice to tourists is “take only pictures and leave only footprints” but you always seem to bring some sand home in your suitcase, so I had a look at it under crossed polarisers. I know virtually nothing about sand (or geology) and found it interesting so I thought I’d share what I found out. Th...
by micro_pix
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Unusual fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 746

It looks like the fertile surface of Phlebia tremellosa.

David
by micro_pix
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lamproderma cf. muscorum (Myxomycete)
Replies: 16
Views: 5669

Very nice. A great subject for stereo.

David
by micro_pix
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Diplophrys sp (edited)
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Fascinating! The “rhizoid-like ectoplasmic network of branched, anastomosing, wall-less filaments” show up well under phase contrast.

David
by micro_pix
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Ascorbic Acid II
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Very nice!

David.
by micro_pix
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Raynox 5320
Replies: 35
Views: 6903

Andy, I used the First Light Optics flocking. Just cut it to size, took off the backing paper and rolled it in to a tube. The big down side is that the flocking particles are easily shed from the surface like a black dust. Before I cut it to shape I used sticky tape to remove as much loose stuff as ...
by micro_pix
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mosquito eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 2574

Many thanks Michael, that’s very useful to know.