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by SpocksSister
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentors in dark ground
Replies: 9
Views: 2855

Re: Stentors in dark ground

2.5 x objective, plan, na 0.8 :)
by SpocksSister
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentors in dark ground
Replies: 9
Views: 2855

Stentors in dark ground

A second Stentor video, this time in dark ground (and with the music credited). Stentors from culture.

by SpocksSister
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hydra and Bosmina = Gulp and Burp
Replies: 19
Views: 4080

Re: Hydra and Bosmina = Gulp and Burp

Hi Kurt! My closest pond is almost completely dead. People always say that even the most gruesome looking ponds are teeming with life, but my local pond is dead as a dodo. I pushed litres and litres of it through a plankton sieve this week and found two diatoms. I have been trying on and off for sev...
by SpocksSister
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor video
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: Stentor video

75RR, I cheated and bought stentors from Sciento, I have cultured them in boiled pond water with some cooked wheat grains in it for further use. I don't know what the jazz track is, it's just one of the royalty free ones youtube offer you when yu upload. They used to show the track name underneath t...
by SpocksSister
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rhabdonema adriaticum (Diatom)
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Rhabdonema adriaticum (Diatom)

Looks like shreddies (a breakfast cereal in the UK), very fine work. I adore DIC, one day I shall have a DIC scope. Until then I shall continue to ogle other peoples' images.
by SpocksSister
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hydra and Bosmina = Gulp and Burp
Replies: 19
Views: 4080

Re: Hydra and Bosmina = Gulp and Burp

Wondrous! I have never found a hydra and sciento have stopped selling them. Weird little fellas they are. Lovey macro-photography too.
by SpocksSister
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diatom
Replies: 10
Views: 2397

Re: Diatom

Absolutely gorgeous, I love DIC images.
by SpocksSister
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stentor video
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Stentor video

I spent today arguing with computers and software. I haven't made a video for ages so I had forgotten some of the idiosyncrasies such as my camera refusing to download anything onto my NAS drive directly and crashing the network. I got there eventually though, so here is my Stentor video. I shall ma...
by SpocksSister
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, fellow humans!
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

Re: Hello, fellow humans!

Hi Charlie! I remember you. The yahoo groups did become a little tedious, I still get two thousand or so emails a day from Yahoo despite repeatedly unsubscribing. They have their own special spam folder. Yes, Stentor coeruleus . Very pretty. I shall take more pictures and edit them a wee bit later on.
by SpocksSister
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, fellow humans!
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

Re: Hello, fellow humans!

Ah, well by modern I mean not brass. Cooke, Vickers. Nikon S etc. I have lot of 1950s to 1970s microscopes. I think my most modern microscope is a Leica DM which I rescued from a skip. It is in perfect working order but I hardly ever use it because it's too large for my bench which is taken up by my...
by SpocksSister
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, fellow humans!
Replies: 8
Views: 2720

Hello, fellow humans!

Hello all,I have been around various microscopy forums and facebook groups for a while, mostly facebook so some of you may know me. I have been finding facebook distracting and unhealthy recently so I have decided to register here instead. My name is Penny and I live in the UK, I have a collection o...