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by TomB
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Unknown Algae
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Unknown Algae

I have just found a what I believe to be an algae but could be a ciliate. It is ovoid slightly narrower at one end, about 200um long, greyish in colour, globular, cilia or flagella covering surface and rolls across the slide, it is filled at least twenty spherical shapes from 25 - 45 um in size. My ...
by TomB
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from New Jersey (USA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2808

Re: Hi from New Jersey (USA)

Hi Jack
Welcome! Ask if you have any questions always someone to help. Enjoy!
by TomB
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Baker Microscope (Still Looking)
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Baker Microscope

Hi apochronaut

Thanks for taking time to reply. I think the extension piece is probably removable, I didn't want to disturb the optics again.
by TomB
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Baker Microscope (Still Looking)
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Baker Microscope

Thanks for your help. Photo Attached
by TomB
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Baker Microscope (Still Looking)
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Baker Microscope

hi apochronaut

Thanks for contacting me. I am trying to up load photos but not successfully. All the formats and sizes I'm used to working with aren't accepted. Will keep trying.
by TomB
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Recommendations for a good text book to aid and explain what I am seeing.
Replies: 5
Views: 3482

Re: Recommendations for a good text book to aid and explain what I am seeing.

Hi
I use Protozoology by Kudo Published by Thomas and "How to know the protozoa" bu Jahn, Bovee, Jahn Pub McGraw Hill, with Ward and Whipple. They cover all my needs here in the UK. Good Luck!
by TomB
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Glycerin as a mounting medium
Replies: 5
Views: 3283

Re: Glycerin as a mounting medium

Further to other information it helps if you warm all the equipment you use slides, coverglasses, dropping rods when making slides with glycerine jelly it reduces the risk of air bubbles. If you add a drop of formalin to the underside of the coverslip before placing it on the glycerine jelly it stop...
by TomB
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Baker Microscope (Still Looking)
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Baker Microscope (Still Looking)

Hi Everyone I wonder if anyone can help me locate either a good clean binocular (preferable) or a monocular head for a Baker 1380 microscope. It could be called an ES model and is in grey. I do have one but the prisms are "misty" I have had it professionally cleaned but still not ideal, any help wil...
by TomB
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Book on pond life sampling and pond aquariums in new layout - free
Replies: 14
Views: 4211

Re: Book on pond life sampling and pond aquariums in new layout - free

Hi Bob
Thanks very much, these old texts are absolutely fascinating. Always something new to learn.
by TomB
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Olympus CH-2
Replies: 38
Views: 15681

Re: Olympus CH-2

Thank you all for the guidance and help that's great. I feel a lot clearer now. Went to see one today but a dodgy stage mechanism
turned me off. Still looking!
by TomB
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Olympus CH-2
Replies: 38
Views: 15681

Re: Olympus CH-2

Hi
I'm just considering buying a CH-2 but hesitating because of their age. Any thought you can share with me on what to be aware of?
Hope you can help
.
Thanks
by TomB
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

New member

Hi Everyone
I have enjoyed the videos and pleased to have joined the forum. Look forward to further involvement.



Currently using a Leitz Laborlux, Brunnel SP500 and a BMS Stereoscope.