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by Rylander
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Summer holiday - packing list for the microscopist
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Summer holiday - packing list for the microscopist

Hello everyone. When the holidays come, I bring both microscope and stereo microscope. It is the Wild M11 and M5, as well as tweezers, paper and bags to collect mosses in. This year it will be at home in Denmark that the holidays are held, so a trip around the country.
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by Rylander
Sat May 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Looking for an ID
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Looking for an ID

Hi 75RR
I think that a good example of a species would be Auricula complexa

Best regards Rylander
by Rylander
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Inverted Stereomicroscope
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Inverted Stereomicroscope

Hi wstenberg, I came across this link, this may fulfill your wishes.
https://bolioptics.com/8x-50x-wf-invert ... ing-light/

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by Rylander
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 5
Views: 3320

Happy new year

Happy new year to all from Denmark

Rylander
by Rylander
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stacked Moss Capsule Top
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: Stacked Moss Capsule Top

Hi John B. Happy new year Nice 3D-fotos of the capsules of Bonfire-moss or Funaria hygrometrica, your idea of making an inverse image of the peristome will not work, as a peristom can be built up, of several circles of teeth, so with Funaria there is an exostome that one you can see, and an endostom...
by Rylander
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Chlorophyta algae
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Chlorophyta algae

Hi FLReef

The name of the species is Micrasterias radiosa, an it belongs to Chlorophyta: Zygnematales.
Low temp always slow thing down.

Rylander
by Rylander
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Moss Hand Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Moss Hand Sections

Hi John

It's look like, you have found the other subsp. Sand-hill Screw-moss (Syntrichia ruralis subsp. ruraliformis)

It's grows on sandy places or on concrete standings and corrugated asbestos roofs.

Rylander
by Rylander
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Moss Hand Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Moss Hand Sections

Hi John The big cells in the costa or midrib is call guide cells. I looked at Flora of North America vol. 27, and I found, that you can find, hydroids in leaves. All this and much more about morphology and anatomy can be found in Chapter 1, in the book. See below http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/FloraDa...
by Rylander
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Moss Hand Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Moss Hand Sections

Hi John

You only find hydroids in the stem of Haircap mosses (Polytrichum/Polytrichastrum) and only a few other mosses , and in some liverworts, or in the seta of some mosses.

Rylander
by Rylander
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Moss Hand Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Moss Hand Sections

Hi John Lots of great pictures, when I answer last, there was only one picture. You only find paraphyllia of the pleurocarpous mosses, Screw-moss is acrocarpous moss, so it's rhizoids. Leaves does not have a central strand, but they have stereids or stereid cells in the costa of the leaves of some m...
by Rylander
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Moss Hand Sections
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Moss Hand Sections

Hi John B.

You have found Great Hairy Screw-moss (Syntrichia ruralis subsp. ruralis)
It's a common moss that grows on calcareous substrates on walls, rocks and sandy grounds.

It's nice that you've started on mosses, I'm a bryologist, and it's nice stuff you've laid up around mosses.

Rylander
by Rylander
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: More Oblique and a New Find
Replies: 14
Views: 2301

Re: More Oblique and a New Find

Hello KurtM, I have used this norwegian flora: Norsk Kystplankton Flora, to determining the species, you can get an English version.
http://www.nhbs.com/title/157807/phytop ... tal-waters

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by Rylander
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: More Oblique and a New Find
Replies: 14
Views: 2301

Re: More Oblique and a New Find

Hi Rod, we can be a little more precise about your UFO, it is Odentella mobiliensis that you have found.

Nice images

Rylander
by Rylander
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Help ID this small bi-flagella
Replies: 16
Views: 2607

Re: Help ID this small bi-flagella

Could it be Cercomonas directa see: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/224 ... irecta-and

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by Rylander
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Galerina marginata-mushroom spores.
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Galerina marginata-mushroom spores.

Hey Seb, fine pictures of a mushroom, which is not Galarina marginata, the spores have the wrong shape, they must be apiculate and verruculose, while you've photographed, is egg-shaped and smooth. It could be a different kind of Galarina. I have learned at university that you can taste all fungi if ...
by Rylander
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Two small buds of Fugi
Replies: 9
Views: 2161

Re: Two small buds of Fugi

Hello Exmarine, it looks like a species of the genus Coprinus or Ink Cap, they wilt quickly and have black spores.

Rylander
by Rylander
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon optiphot
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Nikon optiphot

Thank Lorenz and Gekko, for your comments about Nikon Optiphot, but what is the problem with the filter carriers (filter cassette), the fine focus gear and the coarse focus knob is easy to figure out, if it works.

Rylander
by Rylander
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon optiphot
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Nikon optiphot

Thanks for your reply, Lorez, I have the same opinion.
I forgot to ask about the quality of the lenses, since it's hard to find anything about those who sit on the microscope.

Rylander
by Rylander
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon optiphot
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Nikon optiphot

Since I do not have much experience with Nikon microscopes, I have Leitz, Reichert, Olympus and Wild. Do I hear there are some who know Optiphot, one of my friends on the net found a such, with phase contrast. http://www.dba.dk/lap-mikroskop-nikon/id-1026015325/ The price is 4000 kr = £ 450 or $ 600...
by Rylander
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Wild M8
Replies: 31
Views: 13357

Re: Wild M8

Congratulations on your new "baby". As bryolog can not do without a stereo microscope right now, I use a Zeiss IV (0.8 - 4X) zoom, but I hope one day to get a Wild M5, the ancestor for your M8. I used it when I was at university, lovely instrument.

Rylander
by Rylander
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Please ID: sphere with spikes
Replies: 22
Views: 2713

Re: Please ID: sphere with spikes

It could also be a zygospore, there are many algae having spiky zygospore. Just a thought.

Rylander
by Rylander
Mon May 09, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: New to me
Replies: 17
Views: 2662

Re: New to me

hi Gekko

I am not master of biology, for nothing :mrgreen: :geek:

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by Rylander
Mon May 09, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: New to me
Replies: 17
Views: 2662

Re: New to me

Hi Gekko

Now you got a species name, the other was a genus name :lol:

Rylander
by Rylander
Mon May 09, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: New to me
Replies: 17
Views: 2662

Re: New to me

Hi Gekko

Try Catenula leptocephala

Rylander
by Rylander
Sun May 08, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Spencer 5 with Heine Condenser
Replies: 31
Views: 6441

Re: Spencer 5 with Heine Condenser

Hi Charles I have probably a luxury problem, because I have both types condensor, but not the time to test them properly, family and work takes time. I have a Zetopan to Polyphos condensor, and it is not always easy to use, you should be aware if you buy such, that the front lens can be unclear, I h...
by Rylander
Sun May 08, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Spencer 5 with Heine Condenser
Replies: 31
Views: 6441

Re: Spencer 5 with Heine Condenser

Hi zzffnn

Ian Walker has written an article about Wild M20 and Hiene condenser, and he is very excited about what it can.
www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artsep09/p ... EINE.html‎
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by Rylander
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diatoms III
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: Diatoms III

Hi KurtM
I used the book: An introductory account of the smaller algae of britishcoastal waters, Part:V bacillariophyceae. N. Ingram Hendey.
page 98.

Rylander
by Rylander
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diatoms III
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: Diatoms III

Hi KurtM great pictures. The round is called Auliscus sculptus and 40µ-80µ in diameter.
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by Rylander
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, my name is Bill . . .
Replies: 17
Views: 3054

Re: Hi, my name is Bill . . .

Hello Bill It is true that one should use chemicals to determine lichener. You need K = 10-35% potassium hydroxide in water, C = undiluted commercial bleach, I = iodine solution, N = 50% nitric acid. In the past people used to Pd = paraphenylenediamine, which is carcinogenic, it is not done more, an...