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by exmarine
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Trying for Dark Ground photos
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Trying for Dark Ground photos

Thank you to everyone who has given advice its well appreciated.
I will endeavour to carry out what has been mentioned and get back to you.


Meanwhile I used a metal stop to see what would happen. Here are a couple of shots.
by exmarine
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Trying for Dark Ground photos
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Trying for Dark Ground photos

Hi members, I have been trying to obtain dark ground on my microscope which has not been beneficial at all. See photos. I can get an object in view but can not get it to show the dark ground effect. I am using a paraboloid glass condenser with oil touching the back side of the slide, then using a X4...
by exmarine
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Centric Diatoms / Cretaceous Diatoms
Replies: 0
Views: 2319

Centric Diatoms / Cretaceous Diatoms

I am now beginning a venture that will keep me busy for quite a while. The study of Centric Diatoms.
by exmarine
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Didymosphenia geminata 'nobbles'
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Didymosphenia geminata 'nobbles'

Thank you Kurt, now as I look at them I do see that there is no protrusion but a hole.
by exmarine
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My Exhibition Box
Replies: 3
Views: 852

My Exhibition Box

Hi Members,

I was just going through my Exhibition box of slides and some of them are so old one can not read what is written on them, I have only shown you four trays and I hope you can read some of the labels.

Thank you.
by exmarine
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Didymosphenia geminata 'nobbles'
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Didymosphenia geminata 'nobbles'

Hi einman,

I have searched through that excellent diatom site but came away still none the wiser. I have now been in touch with Sarah Spaulding to see if she can shed any light on the subject.


I think nobbles should read nodules.

Mo
by exmarine
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Radiolaria observations
Replies: 19
Views: 3860

Re: Radiolaria observations

Hi Guys I am under the impression that what I have seen in the photos are not all radiolarians but some spicles.
I will post a couple of my photos of radiolaria.
Radiolaria come under the name of Polycystina.
by exmarine
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: 92111's Picture
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

Re: 92111'ssssssssssssss Picture

I may be a bit thick but what are you trying to show in the set of photos you have displayed?
by exmarine
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Didymosphenia geminata 'nobbles'
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Didymosphenia geminata 'nobbles'

I and have a problem in identifying what the small nobbles in the Centre Area, also what are they called and is there any function involved.
by exmarine
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Newfoundland
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Hello from Newfoundland

Hi Peter, you are lucky not to have Varroa because they can if not treated kill off a colony of bees within one year. I have been keeping bees now for 19 years. They still fascinate me.
by exmarine
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why I Envy UK Microscopy Enthusiasts
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

Re: Why I Envy UK Microscopy Enthusiasts

Why not a group of you guys come over here for a holiday and time it to attend a meeting or two? You could always borrow our microscopical instruments.
by exmarine
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: Image test
Replies: 2
Views: 3152

Re: Image test

Is the image a 'Colpoda' which are kidney shaped cells with the contractile vacuole at the posterior end?
by exmarine
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot

Ok i will get together my lighting stuff and experiment to get the best results, i think the greenish colour is from the camera makeup as i normally forget to reset the colouration within the settings of the camera and not the lighting. Time will tell! :?
by exmarine
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why I Envy UK Microscopy Enthusiasts
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

Re: Why I Envy UK Microscopy Enthusiasts

Believe me members these meeting are fantastic. You turn up, lay out ones presentation which can be anything of microscopic interest, have a cup of tea and chat with friends for the rest of the morning whilst looking at the presentations around the hall. Maximum distance to travel for me (living in ...
by exmarine
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot

Hi Einman, there is no fancy lighting with me its just a desk lamp positioned at an angle to give maximum light. :lol:
by exmarine
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot

I have been going through some of my Stereo slides and thought you might like a look at these.
by exmarine
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pleurotaenium I think
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Pleurotaenium I think

Yes there is a certain fascination about Desmids also Diatoms, both being microscopic. Great detail.
by exmarine
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Collection of Seeds
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Collection of Seeds

Here are a couple that i thought look interesting from the package that i was sent.
by exmarine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Collection of Seeds
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Collection of Seeds

Right here we go I hope.
by exmarine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Collection of Seeds
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Collection of Seeds

Right guys the preparation of these slides. Clean slide and if using a ring then this is fitted with a quick dry glue, (Locktite super glue) Once dry and solid then with a paint brush apply Gum Tragacapth (this dries clear.) Then add your seeds and display them accordingly. Then when all is dry a qu...
by exmarine
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Collection of Seeds
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Collection of Seeds

Because i have a problem with my left foot which makes me house bound a friend has kindly sent me a big box of goodies which included a big selection of seeds which i have now mounted. 186 in total. There is also a small selection of Fibres. I am now going to mount a number of miscellaneous sample f...
by exmarine
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Seeds

Sorry about the posting above as i said it is all seeds well as you have guessed its not all seeds. I think this pain is doing something to my logical thinking. I am hoping to take some photos of individual seeds to show the great diversity of seeds.
by exmarine
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Seeds

Here is a preview of what i have amassed so far. What you see are all seeds as i have another box full of different specimens to make slides of.
by exmarine
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Forum Fun: Foraminifera!
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Forum Fun: Foraminifera!

Hi Guys i have just seen the words Star Sand and i have a slide made up of these forams i just cant find it but will look it up. On the other hand i will make a new slide from the small sample i have left. Back soon.
by exmarine
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Seeds

I have developed Charcot foot and am virtually house bound. So a friend sent me a box of goodies, 11 boxes of seeds each box contained 12 small packets of seeds. Here is just a small sample of seeds.
by exmarine
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stick Insect
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Stick Insect

I attended a microscopy meeting in the S.E. of England last Saturday and was asked if I wanted the insect? Thinking yes they are as big as our little finger so no problem. When I was given it the size took me by surprise its a wopper. I have more photos but I keep getting 'the file is too big' enoug...
by exmarine
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Shield Bug
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Shield Bug

Came across this critter walking on a window ledge, could not resist mounting him.
by exmarine
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Shield Bug
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Shield Bug

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I came across this critter walking along the window ledge, I just could not resist photographing the bug.
Its common name is BERT 'Forest Bug'Pentatoma rufipes .
by exmarine
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Hi members this is a slight deviation from diatoms its the leg of the Great Water Beetle.
by exmarine
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Objective wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Objective wanted

Sorry i can not help you but you mentioned 'odd' objectives well just a bit of information for you I have a X45 and a X75 objectives plus a X50 o.i. objective. I am not selling any of them at present. Good luck with your quest.