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by Crater Eddie
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: Hello from Russia

Welcome! I have a few LOMO microscopes myself.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Affordable hot plate with PID regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Affordable hot plate with PID regulator

Looks like a good purchase. Those PID devices are great. I used a cheap PID from Amazon (about $40 USD) to replace the trashed controls on an industrial oven we bought at scrap value at work, it works great, after warm-up it holds the oven temp to within 1°F. Used another one to build another oven, ...
by Crater Eddie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Romania
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Hello from Romania

Welcome to the forum! This is a friendly place, I think you will like it here.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Fine focus gone ...
Replies: 30
Views: 2211

Re: Fine focus gone ...

It looks great from here!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Houston, Texas!
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: Hello from Houston, Texas!

Welcome to the group!
For some reason microscopy clubs aren't as numerous in the US as in other countries.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Nitzschia sigma
Replies: 17
Views: 1554

Re: Nitzschia sigma

Stunning!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Just arrived in the mail from Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 2125

Re: Just arrived in the mail from Russia

I have been unable to sleep well since I saw a 7 objective nosepiece on ebay ;) 7 position turret?! That sure would be great, assuming that it doesn't come with it's own set of hidden issues. 4 is so limiting, though one does get accustomed to it eventually. The BH-2 has a 5 position turret, it mak...
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Just arrived in the mail from Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 2125

Re: Just arrived in the mail from Russia

Yes, both photos were taken just moments apart and on the same area of the table, you can see the same knot in the wood in both photos. I guess the colour balance was affected by the variation in the different surfaces of the turret... white v/s chrome. Funny, I didn't even notice that until you men...
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Just arrived in the mail from Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 2125

Re: Just arrived in the mail from Russia

https://i.postimg.cc/c4svYRjf/20190826-190857zz.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NMBcV4R4/20190826-190942zz.jpg I was a little surprised that it came in a bag, this seller usually packs things very well. Actually, he did wrap it in several layers of bubble wrap, so it arrived in perfect condition, despite ...
by Crater Eddie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Just arrived in the mail from Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 2125

Just arrived in the mail from Russia

Oh dear, what have we here?

Image

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by Crater Eddie
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Second attempt at imaging
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Second attempt at imaging

By the way, that last image looks like our old friend Haematococcus pluvialis. They seem to thrive in birdbaths.
Nice catch.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Olympus PE 2.5x Photoeyepiece Arrived
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Olympus PE 2.5x Photoeyepiece Arrived

Money well spent! Excellent results.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Microbe aquarium
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: Microbe aquarium

Thanks for the link. Keep us updated on progress.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Microbe aquarium
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: Microbe aquarium

I like that indoor setup. How big is it and where did you get it?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: Test link to Google Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 4638

Re: Test link to Google Photos

I see it.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Is this a slime mold?
Replies: 8
Views: 1875

Re: Is this a slime mold?

I see all four. No idea what it is though.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Science For All [series of books]
Replies: 1
Views: 1728

Re: Science For All [series of books]

Great link, thanks for posting it. I love old books, now I have some new ones to look for.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Daffodil root tip mitosis
Replies: 12
Views: 2329

Re: Daffodil root tip mitosis

Great! Are the higher power images done with the Oly 60x?.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Wall-Ivy Tissue Prep For Slide Making
Replies: 7
Views: 2029

Re: Wall-Ivy Tissue Prep For Slide Making

I love these procedural adventures!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 185 or 195 listed in finite objective specs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2001

Re: 185 or 195 listed in finite objective specs?

Edit: I think you edited your post 'for clarity' whilst I was writing that ^^^ ... I thought you had mentioned 'conjugate distance' ... was I dreaming ? I did, sorry. Originally I rattled on a bit about what I *thought* it meant, then edited that out and changed the topic. Looks like I was on the r...
by Crater Eddie
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 185 or 195 listed in finite objective specs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2001

185 or 195 listed in finite objective specs?

This might be a dumb question but... The recent discussion of cheap Chinese objectives has me browsing the offerings again (my grandma always said that I was a glutton for punishment). I notice that in addition to the usual information, some of the specs include the number "185" and some "195", whil...
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Upgrade Olympus BX40 Halogen to LED
Replies: 28
Views: 2998

Re: Upgrade Olympus BX40 Halogen to LED

mrsonchus wrote:
Urk! Try it now Ed' :oops:
That fixed it, thanks.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Upgrade Olympus BX40 Halogen to LED
Replies: 28
Views: 2998

Re: Upgrade Olympus BX40 Halogen to LED

Thanks John, I had wondered if it dimmed all the way down to zero or suddenly went out at some point, that seems typical as you said.
Unfortunately the vid says "unavailable". :(
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Upgrade Olympus BX40 Halogen to LED
Replies: 28
Views: 2998

Re: Upgrade Olympus BX40 Halogen to LED

That looks well made. I'm interested in your thoughts on how well / smoothly the controller works.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Alga reproduction
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Alga reproduction

Very interesting. Great images with a bit of mystery.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Olympus $5000 60x vs Chinese $80 60x
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: Olympus $5000 60x vs Chinese $80 60x

Dang John, the differences are there of course, but for the price that looks very usable.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Unbranded NEW 4X Planachromate objective on Olympus BH2 microscope
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Unbranded NEW 4X Planachromate objective on Olympus BH2 microscope

The bargain 4x looks very usable in the BH2.
I still need a 60x for my BH2, have resisted these bargain priced objectives since my disappointment with an Amscope 20x a couple of years ago. I'll be watching both Hobbyst46's and John's continuing adventures closely.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Objectives
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: Objectives

I find a 20x objective very useful. Since you asked.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Sauerkraut for a mycologist.
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Sauerkraut for a mycologist.

I have tried making sauerkraut a couple of times and failed miserably both times. It sounds easy, but...
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: My New Olympus BX40 -first images
Replies: 36
Views: 3977

Re: My New Olympus BX40 -first images

That fixed it John, thanks. Thanks also for all your wonderful images!
CE