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by billbillt
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Acridine orange adventures
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Acridine orange adventures

BEAUTIFUL IMAGES!...

THE BEST,
BILLT
by billbillt
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tardigrades are on the moon
Replies: 4
Views: 7191

Re: Tardigrades are on the moon

There Are Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon. Now What?

https://www.livescience.com/moon-tardig ... 190816-llm
by billbillt
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tardigrades are on the moon
Replies: 4
Views: 7191

Re: Tardigrades are on the moon

They are probably one of the toughest organisms on earth.. They can live in situations and conditions that would kill humans...
by billbillt
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There Are Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon. Now What?..
Replies: 9
Views: 11241

Re: There Are Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon. Now What?..

Yes, the water supply would be crucial for their survival.. It seems... They may be tougher than we know and are able to adapt to an environment with much less H2O than previously thought.....


Best Regards,
BillT
by billbillt
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists
Replies: 37
Views: 8662

Re: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists

PLEASE DO CONTINUE WITH THIS WONDERFUL THREAD!!..

REGARDS,
BILLT
by billbillt
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why is Earth so biologically diverse? Mountains hold the answer
Replies: 5
Views: 5777

Re: Why is Earth so biologically diverse? Mountains hold the answer

Yes, the rain forest contains such a variety of biodiversity, except the local governments prefer the money the trees bring in as lumber.. It will soon all be converted to tree stumps.... I am sure the mountains will be found to contain materials that have to be extracted...

The Best,
BillT
by billbillt
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists
Replies: 37
Views: 8662

Re: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists

Thanks Malpi for the link..

Regards,
BillT
by billbillt
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists
Replies: 37
Views: 8662

Re: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists

"A pdf version (horrid format !) is on Archive
http://www.archive.org/details/throughmagicglas00buck"

The copy I downloaded from here was great.. I don't know why you had trouble with it... Possibly you can download it again..

Regards,
BillT
by billbillt
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists
Replies: 37
Views: 8662

Re: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists

PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THIS WONDERFUL THREAD!

THE BEST,
BILLT
by billbillt
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Manufacturer of this petrographic scope?
Replies: 8
Views: 4284

Re: Manufacturer of this petrographic scope?

Hello,
It Is a Unitron from Japan.. I have one here and I like it.. It performs very well with clear, crisp optics....
by billbillt
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists
Replies: 37
Views: 8662

Re: Pater noster tractor ruts meiofauna and protists

A nice follow up on this interesting thread.. Please continue..
by billbillt
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Ceramic rods
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

Re: Ceramic rods

Hello,
Maybe you can start here to find something you can use...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/300mm-Long-Hig ... cUEoaZ6oeA

Regards,
BillT
by billbillt
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Explorer's Guide to Biology
Replies: 2
Views: 5523

The Explorer's Guide to Biology

Learn biology through stories of discovery

https://explorebiology.org/
by billbillt
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why is Earth so biologically diverse? Mountains hold the answer
Replies: 5
Views: 5777

Re: Why is Earth so biologically diverse? Mountains hold the answer

Thanks for the praise from all!.. I will try to post things that I think the members here would enjoy.. I am not a Biological specialist.. My chosen field was Mechanical Engineering, but I take interest in fine instruments, hence my attraction to microscopes and optics..

The Best,
BillT...
by billbillt
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: organisms from the deepest known water on earth.
Replies: 3
Views: 3513

Re: organisms from the deepest known water on earth.

A wonderful and engaging read... Thanks for sharing!...

The Best,
BillT
by billbillt
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: DIY Phase centering telescope on the cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 4460

Re: DIY Phase centering telescope on the cheap

Yes... I am interested also.. Looks like a good idea to me..

BillT
by billbillt
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Romania
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

Re: Hello from Romania

Hello Adrian,

The Swift stands are certainly good for hobby use. I have and old one here that is a great performer...

Regards,
BillT
by billbillt
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Is this real?
Replies: 11
Views: 4271

Re: Is this real?

Read the posting by Mr. Apochronaut.. He is our local expert and learned scholar here on this forum.. We are blessed to have such a person available to us..

The Best,
BillT
by billbillt
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Microbe Hunters - New Here and Ready to Buy my Next Microscope
Replies: 17
Views: 4555

Re: Hello Microbe Hunters - New Here and Ready to Buy my Next Microscope

Hello,

I have the exact same Apsco stand that you picture.. It is a fine little scope.. It is made in Germany and performs very well..

BillT
by billbillt
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Compound scope for home education
Replies: 18
Views: 4078

Re: Compound scope for home education

If a re-seller on Ebay states" I know nothing about microscopes", beware.. There is usually something wrong with it and/or parts missing..

BillT
by billbillt
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Nitzschia sigma
Replies: 17
Views: 2837

Re: Nitzschia sigma

That is very good!....

BillT
by billbillt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: Home made (Very Basic) Microtome
Replies: 42
Views: 12527

Re: Home made (Very Basic) Microtome

Hello,

This is a good idea.. Where did you come up with your divisions?.. Did you take the pitch of the screw into account?.. The bolt you are using looks fairly coarse.. a finer pitch nut/bolt combination would allow for thinner sections...

The Best,
BillT
by billbillt
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There Are Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon. Now What?..
Replies: 9
Views: 11241

There Are Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon. Now What?..

Did they survive their crash landing? If so, what happens to them now?..

https://www.livescience.com/moon-tardig ... 190816-llm

BillT
by billbillt
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Symbiosis
Replies: 4
Views: 4671

Re: Symbiosis

Thanks for the link...

Regards,
BillT
by billbillt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DSLR Macro Photography: a Comprehensive Overview
Replies: 6
Views: 7433

Re: DSLR Macro Photography: a Comprehensive Overview

You are quite welcome, Sir...


BillT
by billbillt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Daffodil root tip mitosis
Replies: 12
Views: 3496

Re: Daffodil root tip mitosis

Hi John B.,

Those are incredible quality!..

BillT
by billbillt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Another phase contrast cheat?
Replies: 7
Views: 6904

Re: Another phase contrast cheat?

Hi Heather,

Thanks for the link!... It looks doable...

The Best
BillT
by billbillt
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Upgrade Olympus BX40 Halogen to LED
Replies: 28
Views: 6004

Re: Upgrade Olympus BX40 Halogen to LED

"zzffnn, I think that the PWM dimmer has no pot positions, it just changes the duty cycle, not the voltage or current supplied to the LED."

Yes.. That is what PWM stands for.. Pulse Width Modulation.. It changes the amount of duration of the on-off cycle...

BillT