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by micro_pix
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: crystallization of Paracetamol.
Replies: 17
Views: 1998

I like these, the oblique lighting is very effective. Can you just dissolve standard tablets of paracetamol or do you need pure paracetamol?
by micro_pix
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Fungal Spores
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Fungal Spores

These are fungal spores of a Laccaria species. They are around 9 microns across with spines of around 1 micron in length. A two image stack. 100x oil objective in DIC.

Image
by micro_pix
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peru: Tambopata Reserve part IV
Replies: 18
Views: 4877

A beautiful set, I love the first one.
by micro_pix
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: L3 stage larvae, worm-parasite of Roe Deer
Replies: 7
Views: 7226

Thanks for the kind comments.
by micro_pix
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Anisonema
Replies: 8
Views: 974

It's very relaxing to watch and must be hard to follow so smoothly at 100X.
by micro_pix
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Euglena, Closterium, Pediastrum and Macrothrix
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Wow! Great images. Amazing colours.
by micro_pix
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: L3 stage larvae, worm-parasite of Roe Deer
Replies: 7
Views: 7226

L3 stage larvae, worm-parasite of Roe Deer

This is the infective L3 larval stage of a worm-parasite of Roe Deer. The adult worms produce eggs in the gut of the deer which are then expelled in the droppings. The larvae hatch and feed on the organic matter in the droppings, going through stages one and two. They then enter the L3 stage and bec...
by micro_pix
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Vaginicola Builds a Home - Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 1943

Fascinating to watch and beautifully produced. I know many higher animals with large brains that couldn't build their own homes!
by micro_pix
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Polarised Citric acid
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Thanks Charles,

yes I was mesmerized, I think I was looking at the same slide for around 3 hours!

David.
by micro_pix
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A Vaginicola leaves a home and builds a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 2652

Riveting and fascinating.

I hope there's a happy ending!
by micro_pix
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH-2 Sliding Focus Block
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Many thanks Carl. Great work and very generous.
by micro_pix
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A small Arcella
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Thanks Jacek.
by micro_pix
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A small Arcella
Replies: 3
Views: 663

A small Arcella

I found this small Arcella case in a sample from a temporary flooded area in woodland. It is 55µm in diameter and the central aperture is 15µm. I had a look at http://www.arcella.nl/ and it looks like it might be Arcella hemisphaerica. Olympus 100X oil objective and a stack of around 40 photos. http...
by micro_pix
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Polarised Citric acid
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Hi,

Thanks for the comments. All of the images were with an Olympus 10X SPlan objective with no coverslip. They are all pretty much in scale with each other as there was very little cropping and no stacking.
by micro_pix
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Algae
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Thanks for the comments. I've realised that there is an advantage of tidying the background and filling it with a single colour - it reduces the jpg file size a lot so you can have less compression in the bits that matter. I think the two filaments are Spirogyras but I haven't worked out what the ob...