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by hb2sbdb
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Close-up of a rotifer Keratella serrulata
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: Close-up of a rotifer Keratella serrulata

Very nice. Good color and sharpness. Thank you for sharing!
by hb2sbdb
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My first film from my microscope!
Replies: 18
Views: 4508

Re: My first film from my microscope!

Very impressive first microscopy movie! i really enjoy the soothing quality of the footage. You experience of making wildlife movies definitely plays a factor here. Thank you for sharing.
by hb2sbdb
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings, Jeff in Texas here
Replies: 18
Views: 5449

Re: Greetings, Jeff in Texas here

Hi Jeff,

Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll have a great time here!

With your other interest in old artifacts, an (additional) stereoscope is a must :)
(you'll find it very handy with fly fishing too)

Regards,
by hb2sbdb
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Jumpy jumpy
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: Jumpy jumpy

I think it is a "juvenile" copepod : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nauplius_larva_of_a_cyclops_copepod.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Nauplius_larva_of_a_cyclops_copepod.jpg yes, they are really fast and never stay in one place long enough for us. Really nice to have your little son helping with the...
by hb2sbdb
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Micrographs in Black & White
Replies: 22
Views: 4681

Re: Micrographs in Black & White

amazing! very arfull images. I could make poster out from any of them and hang in my living room (well, maybe except the nematode one :)
by hb2sbdb
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: more loxophyllum meleagris...
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: more loxophyllum meleagris...

Thank you Bruce, for helping with the specimen's id. Other than this species, I'd also often seen a smaller type in my sample. and will try to get a picture or video for ID next time. These guys are really predatory. The same one in the segment with the rotifer later took on another 2 rotifers, abou...
by hb2sbdb
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: more loxophyllum meleagris...
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

more loxophyllum meleagris...

inspired by mintakax excellent loxophyllum meleagris video , i'm sharing some of my old ones of the same ciliate, taken a few years back that I don't quite remember the technical details, but from the look of them, it must had been either oblique, HMC, or a combination of both... this one is about a...
by hb2sbdb
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Large Ciliate
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

Re: Large Ciliate

Great video! Thank you for sharing.
For some reason, I always have quite a few of these guys in my aquarium.
Although they are not as..plump as yours, it's quite a sight when seeing a group of them together. I'll try to dig out and share some of my old videos...
~Hugh
by hb2sbdb
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss INKO - the optics version of buying "ein Schwein in sack kaufen"!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Zeiss INKO - the optics version of buying "ein Schwein in sack kaufen"!!

sir, I feel your pain :)

I must have "invested" in at least 5 pairs of Kpl10x "working" oculars and none of them is without delamination :cry:
by hb2sbdb
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Scopes and my source of Pond-Life...
Replies: 10
Views: 4062

Re: My Scopes and my source of Pond-Life...

Thank you Charlie, Yes, I did pumped CO2 into the tank during that time, but just from the "DIY yeast+sugar bottle" method. The "stair" plastic structure on the left, back side of the tank is the bubble dispenser that connected to 3-litter bottle of the yeast/sugar solution in the back. That was a f...
by hb2sbdb
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Re: Hi!

Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you will enjoy this group greatly as all of us here, and your software skill will be handy when getting into image capturing & processing aspect of the hobby. Lot of great tools are already out there, but sometimes developing your own utility is just added to the fun :)
by hb2sbdb
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Acarien
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Acarien

Beautiful image with great details! Thank you for sharing.

So the mite did not move much during your photo session (for the 10 pano image)?
by hb2sbdb
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Lacrymaria olor
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Lacrymaria olor

One of the coolest protist IMO...

Wish you can send me some :) , i have not been lucky enough to find one sample yet.

Thank you for sharing!
by hb2sbdb
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: The knee of a bee!
Replies: 15
Views: 1825

Re: The knee of a bee!

Thank you for sharing Charles. Amazing images as usual!

Kurt mentioned "eye candy". For some reason, I feel these images very...appetizing. Maybe from the color palettes of subject...?

I feel like reaching out, break one of the thorny sticks, and...suck on it.

Honey candy indeed :)
by hb2sbdb
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Larger Diatoms Just For Fun
Replies: 25
Views: 2029

Re: Larger Diatoms Just For Fun

Wow. Even better looking diatoms now Kurt! This kind of quality has to come from mastering of both the microscope components (objectives + condenser fiddling :) ) and the way you set up the photographic system. Sorry if you had explained this somewhere on this site already, but are you using afocal ...
by hb2sbdb
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Flatworm reproducing
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Flatworm reproducing

impressive video!

i've seen these worms, and had tried to video them before, but they've always move too fast, or wouldn't stay on focus plane long enough for a good capture...

These worms have some prominent "ciliate pit" near the head that I found quite interesting!
by hb2sbdb
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diatoma, Navicula, Gyrosigma and Another Small Centric
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: Diatoma, Navicula, Gyrosigma and Another Small Centric

beautiful diatom images!

i did not realize they have such pretty colors!

They are also like fractals. the more you zoom in, the more details they become...

Thank you for sharing.
by hb2sbdb
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Dressing up the BH-2
Replies: 11
Views: 2741

Re: Dressing up the BH-2

Great find! Congratulation! It's surprising that the "super" head does not look big at all, but rather very well balance on the scope. Not like when I put the regular BH2 trinocular head on my BHMJ, or the newer Zeiss (white) trinocular on a GFL: the scopes look like...ET! 30 mm eyepieces are also v...
by hb2sbdb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Scopes and my source of Pond-Life...
Replies: 10
Views: 4062

Re: My Scopes and my source of Pond-Life...

Hi Kurt Just want to get more points for stereoscope usage :) : My other regular usage is for my other fishing hobby (we never have enough of them :lol: ) Not into fly-tying yet, but the scopes are great for examining all the knots on my rigs, and how sharp the hooks are, and I check them quite ofte...
by hb2sbdb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Ordered BX53...
Replies: 16
Views: 3816

Re: Ordered BX53...

That is an AWESOME machine! Congratulation! When it arrives, you should do an "unboxing video" with us as live audience (and...drooling :lol: ) You may also be able to get some sponsored ad money from the video to fund for the stand :) : http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/tech/web/youtube-unboxing-videos/
by hb2sbdb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Scopes and my source of Pond-Life...
Replies: 10
Views: 4062

My Scopes and my source of Pond-Life...

Hello everybody I finally got the time to share some pictures of my equipment as promised in another thread. For the spirit of..doing less work :) I'll also combine the introduction part into this post I'm in Rhode Island, the smallest state in US. It takes less than 1 hour to drive across the whole...
by hb2sbdb
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?
Replies: 22
Views: 5007

Re: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?

Thank you Bill & 75RR I have both the Zeiss 12V 100W halogen and 60W bulb housing. You're right that although the one I show seems to have more "bells and whistle", but I'm sure the built quality won't be as solid as the old one. Amazon has similar models and the reviews are mixed. Also good point t...
by hb2sbdb
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?
Replies: 22
Views: 5007

Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?

Hi, I'm wondering if we can use a generic power supply, such as something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/10A-30V-DC-Power-Supply-Adjustable-Dual-Digital-Variable-Precision-Lab-Grade-/251705177148?hash=item3a9acc343c:g:nVYAAOSwqBJXUIWJ instead of the old, "original" Zeiss 12V power supply for some...
by hb2sbdb
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with increasing tension in Zeiss WL condenser carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Help with increasing tension in Zeiss WL condenser carrier

Just to give my update to the forum: I was able to adjust the tension with a snap ring pliers that I have ready at my disposal :) I realized that it was not the best tool for the job, but luckily the part was pretty loose, so not much effort was needed for the rotational force. Thank you again to ev...
by hb2sbdb
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with increasing tension in Zeiss WL condenser carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Help with increasing tension in Zeiss WL condenser carrier

Thank you everybody! I think I'm a lot...smarter :D now on this subject, comparing to just a few hours ago, at my first post. This is truly a great forum! The members here are not just providing expert help, but also showing a level or care that not easily found anywhere. I have been collecting a fe...
by hb2sbdb
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with increasing tension in Zeiss WL condenser carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Help with increasing tension in Zeiss WL condenser carrier

Thank you very much Charles! Really appreciate you fast reply, especially took time to mark on the picture, which is really helpful for someone like me! :) Interesting point from Gekko, I did not thought about adding more grease before (thinking it may make it even "more loose"), but "damping grease...
by hb2sbdb
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with increasing tension in Zeiss WL condenser carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Help with increasing tension in Zeiss WL condenser carrier

Hi, I hope someone here familiar with the Zeiss WL/universal condenser carrier can tell me how to increase the tension for the UP/DOWN position. (controlled by the knob from the bottom picture). https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7375/27331489720_a347569f17_z.jpg My problem is that the tension is too lo...