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by AntoniScott
Tue May 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Articles and images to be published
Topic: Making Permanent Microscope Slides of Insects
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Making Permanent Microscope Slides of Insects

Can anyone recommend books or publications on how to make permanent slides of insects , large and small. I have general ideas but would like tried-and-true methods. About six decades ago I had a book on slide making which has been long misplaced or lost. It was very thorough, right down to the proce...
by AntoniScott
Sun May 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Images from LabCam and LabCam Pro
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Images from LabCam and LabCam Pro

Attached are several images form the LabCam IPhone adapter. Compare image 6
(taken with LabCam) to Image TS (taken with $1150 Excelis). All others taken with LabCam Pro.
by AntoniScott
Sun May 10, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Images from LabCam and LabCam Pro
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Images from LabCam and LabCam Pro

Attached are several images form the LabCam IPhone adapter. Compare image 6
(taken with LabCam) to Image TS (taken with $1150 Excelis). All others taken with LabCam Pro.
by AntoniScott
Sun May 10, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: LabCam and LabCam Pro IPhone adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 342

LabCam and LabCam Pro IPhone adapter

In my endless quest to find an inexpensive device to take microphotographs, I came across the LabCam. Before that, I was using my Nikon D5500 24 MP, attached to a C-Mount adapter (either a 0.5x or 1.0x). I was never satisfied with the image quality. I then tried a microscope camera (Excelis 600D) wi...
by AntoniScott
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Need help to identify a filter
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Need help to identify a filter

Can anyone identify this filter ? When you look at it at an angle, the surface (front and back) is shiny like a mirror. When you look at it directly, it is a blue,or light-blue/purple hue). I use it in my microscope and prefer it to a regular blue filter.
Antoni
by AntoniScott
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: My microscopes
Replies: 4
Views: 573

My microscopes

I have three microscopes that I use most of the time. One is a Bristoline (a later model with a frame that looks like the same frame style as my Olympus CH2 and BH2 of 20 to 30 years ago but it has the short objectives of earlier time (circa the 1960's). I also have a CH2 with four objectives and a ...
by AntoniScott
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My little Olympus BH-2 BHT
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: My little Olympus BH-2 BHT

Impressive setup. I have an Olympus BH2 with the trinoc head. Can you post sample images from low to high magnification (4x to 40x) to see image quality? I am having a lot of trouble figuring out why my images are not good.
by AntoniScott
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Choosing the correct camera for Microscope photography
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Choosing the correct camera for Microscope photography

I just watched an inetersting video by our moderator, Oliver, on calculating the size (in Megapixels) for a camera requirement for micro-photography.The video was informative in one way but lacking in another. I still don't know what size camera to get for my microscope. When I first decided to take...
by AntoniScott
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Removing bubbles from whole insect slide preparation
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Removing bubbles from whole insect slide preparation

I've been plagued with bubbles in my slide preoarations of insect whole mounts. It always happens when I seem to have prepared an excellent slide. Invariably, the specimin will have bubbles that spoil the overall appearance. Although in most cases the bubbles do not interfere with what I am trying t...
by AntoniScott
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Olympus image of the year competition
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Olympus image of the year competition

I was stunned by the image quality of the images submitted. I have an Olympus microscope and was wondering how these photographers were able to obtain such amazing clarity in their images. Is there anyway to find out what equipment these microscopists used ? I have tried many different ways to obtai...
by AntoniScott
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Whole Mount Insect Slide Preparation Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Whole Mount Insect Slide Preparation Part 2

All: Actually it was not Darousha that posted the presentation (Part 2) but myself. Perhaps Darousha has already posted a presentation on insect mounting that I missed. I was only aware of one method to properly prepare insects for whole mounting but I am always open to other methods. I am particula...
by AntoniScott
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Whole Mount Insect Slide Preparation Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Whole Mount Insect Slide Preparation Part 2

It took me longer than I expected, but I prepared the second of two videos on how to prepare whole slide mounts of insects. Not as well organised as the first one, but I hope it is informative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOH7pyya8BI&t=21s




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by AntoniScott
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Whole Mount Insect Slide Preparation
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Whole Mount Insect Slide Preparation

Since my interest in microscopy is mostly with insect morphology, I have worked to try and come up with a good method to prepare whole insects for slide preparation. I recently created a 10 minute video (part 1 of 2), the second part to follow shortly. I hope it may be of interest to my fellow micro...
by AntoniScott
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Rant: Why it is difficult to buy a microscope - by webiste moderator
Replies: 11
Views: 4121

Rant: Why it is difficult to buy a microscope - by webiste moderator

Hello fellow microbehunters: I recently watched the Youtube video "Rant: Why it is difficult to buy a microscope", by the Microbehunter moderator. I was very impressed with his comments and have to agree that the marketing of microscopes today has reached a rather low level. I was looking to buy a r...
by AntoniScott
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: What Microscope do I use.
Replies: 12
Views: 5198

Microphotographs

Florida is over run by fire ants of all sizes. A ant hill or mound can have millions of fire ants, all ready to sting anything that bothers them. Thousands of ants move about carrying baby ants in their jaws.
by AntoniScott
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: What Microscope do I use.
Replies: 12
Views: 5198

Re: Focus Stacking software

Can anyone recommend a simple, uncomplicated, focus stacking software that I can use. I use my digital camera through the trinocular tube. I could take any number of images (twenty, thirty, forty) if necessary and transfer them to my computer with the stacking software. Any help will be much appreci...
by AntoniScott
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: What Microscope do I use.
Replies: 12
Views: 5198

Re: What Microscope do I use.

I will not deny that the 100x oil immersion yields a more superior image but I find the need for 1000x magnification very few times. As well as my Olympus CH2, I have a much older Bristoline (with the short objectives). The image quality of the Bristoline is every bit as good as the Olympus. Recentl...
by AntoniScott
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: An Interesting discovery
Replies: 0
Views: 3183

An Interesting discovery

I have a Bristoline binocular and an Olympus CH binocular. By accident I discovered that the binocular heads are perfectly interchangeable between the Bristoline and the four objective Olympus CH. I was able to use the Bristoline with the Olympus head to take photographs. I went onto EBay and bought...
by AntoniScott
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: What Microscope do I use.
Replies: 12
Views: 5198

What Microscope do I use.

I used to have a very nice American Optical / Bausch and Lomb microscope which I left behind when I moved to Florida. Now that I am back into my microscope interest I got a very nice used Bristoline. I would have never bought this microscope based on the name but it turns out to be an excellent opti...
by AntoniScott
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Greetings from Florida

I am new to this web site Forum but have been following MicrobeHunter's Youtube Video posts very carefully. They are very informative. My interest in microscopes goes back many years, back to 1961 when I bought my first decent microscope from Lafayette Radio in Newark, New Jersey. Even by today's st...