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gremlin
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fly with a microfilm lens

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This was a test shot with a minolta microfilm lens and trying to get my lighting better. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. 70 frames stacked in ZS and all taken on my converted microscope rig. It was a bit of a shock when the dust mite wandered into view, fascinating to watch it scavenging.


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Lighting looks good from here.

Nice shot of the dust mite!

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Very nice, in spite of the wandering mite! The little critters don't have enough respect for the difficulty they can cause in shooting a stack. :lol:

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leonardturner wrote:Very nice, in spite of the wandering mite! The little critters don't have enough respect for the difficulty they can cause in shooting a stack. :lol:

Leonard
first time i've seen a mite, bit of a surprise but pleased he came along.

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rjlittlefield wrote:Lighting looks good from here.

Nice shot of the dust mite!

--Rik
cheers, lucky to have seen it, first time for me

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Mite

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I once found a mite working a dead beetle I had stored for over a year. It was still moving around. After that, when I would capture a Bumblebee, I would soak it in alcohol to release the mites and let the solution settle down once I had removed the bee. Then with a pipette I would draw some of the sediment from the jar and centrifuge it. Interesting what mites do show up.

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Re: Mite

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Olympusman wrote:I once found a mite working a dead beetle I had stored for over a year. It was still moving around. After that, when I would capture a Bumblebee, I would soak it in alcohol to release the mites and let the solution settle down once I had removed the bee. Then with a pipette I would draw some of the sediment from the jar and centrifuge it. Interesting what mites do show up.

Mike
thanks i like the idea of that

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Post by Beatsy »

The stack came out really well, nice pic.

The dust mite brings back memories. I had one appear and proceed to trample all over the diatoms I was mounting. Fortunately it was on the keeper slide, not the mount itself. Still a nuisance though as it scattered a lot of diatoms that had been paired by size and was travelling up the row threatening to jumble the rest up. Until I stabbed it with a glass needle...

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Beatsy wrote:The stack came out really well, nice pic.

The dust mite brings back memories. I had one appear and proceed to trample all over the diatoms I was mounting. Fortunately it was on the keeper slide, not the mount itself. Still a nuisance though as it scattered a lot of diatoms that had been paired by size and was travelling up the row threatening to jumble the rest up. Until I stabbed it with a glass needle...
Thank you, I'm making some progress now I have better diffuse lighting.

Must have been rather annoying watching that happen

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