marine life

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harisA
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marine life

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Marine life is amazing although it is rather difficult to keep samples alive till they come to your microscope.(Any suggestions would be welcome)

Have no idea what the sample is:
Nikon 10x polarize light
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Post by Mitch640 »

Very nice image Haris. He looks like some kind of cyclops.

In the late 70's, I had a neighbor that worked aboard a research vessel as student/crew. Their method was to empty their nets into Thermos type bottles that were then packed into thick walled styrofoam boxes 6 at a time, with ice. The boxes looked like big 6 pack holders, with 6 circular cutouts the thermos bottles would fit down into, after ice was put in the bottom. I forget the details, but they were good for a couple of days. Anything more than that and you would need air.

Tropical fish stores here use big plastic bags to transport the fish from the store to home. The bags hold a good amount of water, then they stick a tube into the water and run pure oxygen into it for a minute or so, before tying it up. Those will keep the fish alive for several hours.

Carolina, a microscope and live animal supplier, ships their Hydra and Daphnia in small plastic bottles, filled nearly to the top, for shipping by common carrier. Nothing special and they keep the microbes alive for a few days.

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Very nice! Lovely background as well.

The longevity of salt water samples are a problem for me as well. No real answers. I try to have everything "in place" at home so when it's possible to at least initially go through a sample within three or four hours from collection.

Temperature is one issue, since the water where I collect is about 43° F (6.1° C), I try to keep samples cooled in the refrigerator when not actively searching through them. The copepods seem to be the hardiest and last quite a while.

I know there are some member that keep marine tanks at home... maybe they can offer suggestions.

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great, very clear image (:
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I'm looking for the the extemely rare V-IM magnification changer for the E800 scope. If you have seen a listing or have one for sale please let me know.

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Very nice!

Rogelio

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Thank you all

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Post by naturephoto1 »

Harris,

Excellent image. Congratulations.

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naturephoto1 wrote:Harris,

Excellent image. Congratulations.

Rich
Thank you Rich

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