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by charlie
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Happy Grass Cells
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Happy Grass Cells

Just exactly what kind of Happy Grass are you talking about there Charlie??? Oregon Wi is not far from Madison...... ;^) Well, it isn't that happy grass. (Although I bet I find some on my trip to Denver, CO.) :-) I am sorry that I didn't state that I copied the link for that from a reddit post. I j...
by charlie
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Hey - Charlie
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Hey - Charlie

Strange that you can't PM. I sent you one and an email link.

Sorry, I seem to be overwhelmed with projects this year and haven't been following the forum!

Hopefully you can reply to the PM.
by charlie
Sat May 14, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Linking a video
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: Linking a video

by charlie
Fri May 13, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Mite ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1491

Re: Mite ?

Very cool subject and demonstration of techniques 75RR.

I was surprised that it was magnified 160x.
by charlie
Tue May 10, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: New to the board, question from former collector
Replies: 14
Views: 4388

Re: New to the board, question from former collector

Hello and welcome MicrobeDaughter

In the event that you don't know which description fits which microscope, feel free to post pictures without descriptions,
(singly or however)

I bet they will be identified for you. :-)
by charlie
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Thanks everybody.
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: Thanks everybody.

It does take a bit of getting used to. :-)

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5
by charlie
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Use and cleaning of oil immersion lenses
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Re: Use and cleaning of oil immersion lenses

That is a great tip from Klaus Kemp! Thanks for sharing that.

It must have been memories from reading "The Clean Microscope" that made me cringe at the videos that were linked.
by charlie
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Use and cleaning of oil immersion lenses
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Use and cleaning of oil immersion lenses

I can see it will be a long time before I trust myself to observe a Klaus Kemp slide! It sure looks easy to break stuff. Any advice for me beyond what these links advise? (They seem to treat the cleaning a bit cavalierly.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp17YFeseY0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_...
by charlie
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: How does a COL filter look like?
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: How does a COL filter look like?

There is more: Http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjun05/pjdiyphase.html I suggest reading all of those articles. Regarding making a phase telescope, I concluded that unless one owns oculars to use in making one, there is no savings over just buy...
by charlie
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Universal's new home
Replies: 36
Views: 7967

Re: Zeiss Universal's new home

Welcome to the forum :-)
by charlie
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Reserved for AO/Reichert BioStar Owners
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: Reserved for AO/Reichert BioStar Owners

I drove by Charles' shop! :-)
by charlie
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: HAND MICROTOME on ebay
Replies: 18
Views: 5620

Re: HAND MICROTOME on ebay

A bit of a necro thread but here is a better image I hope. It is clear the spring clip is designed to hold an object against the scalloped piston but I can't envision how that object relates to the piece being sectioned. Presumably the actual piece being sectioned is the diameter of the piston. For ...
by charlie
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Difference between projection lens, photo lens, & relay lens
Replies: 9
Views: 3604

Re: Difference between projection lens, photo lens, & relay lens

In Rod's post about connecting his Canon 60D camera to his scope ( http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy-forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2702 ), he is using a 10x photo eyepiece. I assume this is not the same as a photo lens or projection lens but is something else: as far as I know, a 2.5x projection ...
by charlie
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 3514

Re: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate

Charlie, Those two slides contain the same diatoms. Just one slide was labeled in shorthand form. For example: Amphipleura pellucida = A. pellucida lol It is sillier that that Fan! I took the first list from Klaus' website. Both slides are labeled in shorthand; I just failed to notice that the same...
by charlie
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 3514

Re: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate

Our order from Klaus Kemp has arrived! :-) Will you each kindly send me your address in a pm? There is a potential problem though. The 8 form test plates are different. I assume Klaus did this purposely but if neither of you want the second type, I will have to make arrangements to get a replacement...
by charlie
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Spencer 5 with Heine Condenser
Replies: 31
Views: 6883

Re: Spencer 5 with Heine Condenser

apatientspider wrote:Oh, man! How come I didn't see that this morning?
You have to get up pretty early in the morning (figuratively speaking) to beat some of the veterans around here to a deal! :-)

Great find, again, Charles!
by charlie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hmm, where to begin?
Replies: 21
Views: 4213

Re: Hmm, where to begin?

lol Kinda reminds me of calling a guy's wife ugly Phil; Some things may be better left unsaid! :-)
by charlie
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Pancratic
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

Re: Zeiss Pancratic

Charles wrote:Now I have something new to play with for a few days. :)
lol Hard to believe you can ever get bored. (with all your toys, err, tools of the trade.)

That is another neat one Charles!
by charlie
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss Condenser ID 40 35 160 ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4435

Re: Zeiss Condenser ID 40 35 160 ?

The condenser carrier is not at the bottom of its travel in any of the photos.

The black knob on the front, right controls condenser travel. If that is all the movement that you can get, then something must be restricting travel.
by charlie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Microbe Hunter #2
Replies: 19
Views: 6532

Re: Microbe Hunter #2

Congratulations Charles!

A Monty Python line comes to mind: now for something completely different. :-)
by charlie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 3514

Re: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate

Just a reminder:Circular exhibition (and probably most exhibition) mount does not have diatom names on a separate sheet (as it is difficult to arrnahe those names the same way) and the diatoms on it may differ between each slide. You can ask for more diversity on exhibition mount, if you want (I as...
by charlie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 3514

Re: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate

Dale wrote:You can count me in. Are you getting more than one type? My interest is
for optical evaluation.
I am getting at least one other type since shipping adds to the cost significantly.

(I am also headed to an artesian spring this morning to get some fresh diatom samples.) :-)
by charlie
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate
Replies: 11
Views: 3514

Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate

When I mentioned that I intended to buy Klaus Kemp 8 Form Test Plate, I was asked to order additional test plates so that the international shipping cost could be shared. http://www.diatoms.co.uk/ I emailed Klaus Kemp asking for shipping and handling fees and he responded: Thank you for the email, t...
by charlie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: I have an:"on hold PM due space issues in that folder"...please advise?!
Replies: 7
Views: 5649

Re: I have an:"on hold PM due space issues in that folder"...please advise?!

Thanks for that factoid of upgrade to 100 PM (from 50). Now a really dumb request for advice...how do I click on a string of PM's to dump with one click of a 'delete' box? When I go to my sent-mail, and my PM mail..it seems I can only delete 'one PM at a time'...is there in the screens tool-bar a w...
by charlie
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: University Surplus
Replies: 15
Views: 3401

Re: University Surplus

That knife holder looks like the ones I got in the package of five. The corn husker would come in handy a couple days a year.. :) They do have a bit of everything form a three piece drum set to massage tables. I wouldn't mind getting one of those imaging cameras to see what they do... UW Swap is al...
by charlie
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Good Prepared Slides as examples of water life AND pros and cons of concave slides?
Replies: 21
Views: 3829

Re: Good Prepared Slides as examples of water life AND pros and cons of concave slides?

I have about 70 prepared slides (7 boxes) and only like about half of them. Many pond creature slides are poorly made. Few critters on the slide are intact (not crashed) or stained well. Some slides barely have anything on it at all. Some are too thick for high magnification. Many plant slides are ...
by charlie
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: University Surplus
Replies: 15
Views: 3401

Re: University Surplus

How about something to slice and dice your frozen specimens?

http://swapauction.wisc.edu/Listing/Det ... stem-40373


Or, perhaps a corn husker? :-)

http://swapauction.wisc.edu/Listing/Det ... atus-40370
by charlie
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Good Prepared Slides as examples of water life AND pros and cons of concave slides?
Replies: 21
Views: 3829

Re: Good Prepared Slides as examples of water life AND pros and cons of concave slides?

Of course many will place their objects of water life on a coverslip...and carefully plop this over the well...so the droplet with life is inverted over the well.. A Stefano in Italy runs an eBay store with wonderful prepared slides, as does Klause Kemp who I don't think uses eBay. That is a trick ...
by charlie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Where can you buy chemicals in Canada?
Replies: 9
Views: 4417

Re: Where can you buy chemicals in Canada?

Rubbing alcohol in the form of isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) is usually sold in pure form (though diluted to some degree). However, isopropanol will not fix tissue as ethanol will, and preserved specimens will deteriorate. http://www.science-is.com/ is a Calgary outfit that sells mostly to school...