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by ldflan
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB: UV-2A or UV-2B or equiv. filter cube for Diaphot
Replies: 0
Views: 1922

WTB: UV-2A or UV-2B or equiv. filter cube for Diaphot

Prefer the UV-2B, but I am not sure it was ever produced for the Diaphot, so may have to go with the UV-2A or an aftermaket equivalent. Also interested in B-1 and/or B-2 series cubes, as well as Y-2 or Texas Red series. Thanks! Leonard
by ldflan
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Eclipse style Epifluorescence filter diameters
Replies: 3
Views: 2545

Eclipse style Epifluorescence filter diameters

Does anyone happen to know the diameters and/or thread pitch for the excitation and emitter filters on the Eclipse style Nikon cubes? Will the E-4 type filters fit the older Diaphot cubes? (I expect not, but thought I would check). Thanks! Leonard
by ldflan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB - Filter Cube Tray for Nikon TMD (Diaphot) - FOUND
Replies: 0
Views: 2300

WTB - Filter Cube Tray for Nikon TMD (Diaphot) - FOUND

All I need is the tray, but will consider buying whatever filter cube you might have. Thanks! Leonard
by ldflan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Checking interest: motorized Leitz Orthoplan
Replies: 1
Views: 2390

Still available? I'd be interested in the stage and motorized components. My plan would be to use them on an Ortholux II. I believe they should work... Do you know how much you want? Thanks!

Leonard
by ldflan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: 4 Questions for Wasp Aficionados
Replies: 10
Views: 4536

Veteran of the Gallic Wars?

This guy is stationed below a large gall with the "roof" leaf held in place with strategic bits of webbing. He seems to be missing a leg...

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by ldflan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: 4 Questions for Wasp Aficionados
Replies: 10
Views: 4536

Good thoughts, Mark, thank you! A cDNA library does seem likely the ultimate goal, but virtually nothing meaningful is known about the biomolecular mechanism(s) involved in gall induction and development, so that's not entirely clear to me. Parasitoid wasps take so many tacks in bending hosts to the...
by ldflan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Light-induced dynamic structural color
Replies: 1
Views: 2894

This is a fantastic piece of research and really elegant work. Thank you so much for pointing it out! Sure validates the continuing usefulness of light microscopy and imaging in a big way. "The formation of an opaline structure ["OPCs"] from lipid microspheres is, as far as we are aware, unique to b...
by ldflan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: 4 Questions for Wasp Aficionados
Replies: 10
Views: 4536

I wonder if the mail system frowns on shipping live galls internationally? Wikipedia says that some authorities think the rosa dumalis you have in Finland is not a distinct species from rosa canina. "Rosa dumalis, the glaucous dog rose, is a species of rose native to Europe and southwest Asia. Not a...
by ldflan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: 4 Questions for Wasp Aficionados
Replies: 10
Views: 4536

Anyway, this is to all to agree that there should be plenty of mossy rose galls out there in the northern hemisphere now.

Please keep your eyes out for me? Thanks!

Regards,

Leonard
by ldflan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: 4 Questions for Wasp Aficionados
Replies: 10
Views: 4536

Oh, to have a distribution map like that for galls in my area! I so envy the breadth of British enthusiasm for the the natural sciences... Yes, indeed - the dog-rose seems to be a very old and venerable species! Wikipedia says the dog-rose is called basically the same thing throughout Europe, and th...
by ldflan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: 4 Questions for Wasp Aficionados
Replies: 10
Views: 4536

4 Questions for Wasp Aficionados

Hi everyone. I am not exactly sure where to post this, so I am just putting it in the general discussion section. I’m mostly a lurker here in this forum, but I do enjoy visiting often. I know the forum has many wasp experts and enthusiasts, so I am posting this note to see if any of you wasp enthusi...
by ldflan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Diaphot Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 871

Diaphot Parts

I have a spare baseplate and complete Diaphot electronics (working) with meter and the lamphouse plug. It's free if you need it for the cost of shipping. Weighs about 10 pounds. Have some other spare Diaphot stand parts as well that I could probably part with - no spare objectives, eyepieces, conden...
by ldflan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Rusty threads...
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Rusty threads...

Have a Reichert condenser with a screw-on top lens that has just a trace of rust showing around the perimeter. I'd like to get it off to use a higher NA top lens. But it won't budge using fingers or nylon pliers. I could try the dental dam or hollowed rubber stopper tricks to get a grip on it, but I...
by ldflan
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Reichert-Jung Inverted Tissue Scope - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1811

Reichert-Jung Inverted Tissue Scope - SOLD

I have a late model AO/Reichert-Jung BioStar 1820 tissue culture scope for trade or sale. I purchased it as part of an ongoing project as a relatively inexpensive solution, but eventually switched over to using a more capable and expensive Diaphot. My thinking was that the BioStar could use more mod...
by ldflan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Zeiss photomic/ultraphot stuff - Trade?
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Hi - Seattle area.

Leonard