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by starguy75
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AMSCOPE 490 series
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: AMSCOPE 490 series

Yes I just checked and it has a 4x objective lens, give me some examples of interesting things I can put under? like celery for example?
by starguy75
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AMSCOPE 490 series
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: AMSCOPE 490 series

thanks but I don't happen to have one in my apartment
by starguy75
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AMSCOPE 490 series
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

AMSCOPE 490 series

Hi.. I have an AMSCOPE 490 series telescope I bought many years ago which is just sitting on a desk under its protective cover, what can I do with it? Its my days off from work today and tomorow and wanted to look at realy cool things, so far i looked at salt and pond water and onion skin I think.. ...
by starguy75
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: live samples
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: live samples

thanks for the tip
by starguy75
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: live samples
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: live samples

Do you have access to moss nearby? You could try taking a sample of moss and placing it in a small plastic cup of water, then waiting for a few days for microbes to grow from it. I found lots of rotifers starting to grow from this stuff. :mrgreen: moss as in pete moss used to grow plants from seeds...
by starguy75
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: live samples
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

live samples

Other than water from the river what are some other live samples I can either order online or find in my home that I can examine with my compound microscope? Just looking for general observation fun.
by starguy75
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: amscope software
Replies: 0
Views: 4312

amscope software

in the amscope software that came with my MU300 camera, when I record video without checking the time limit box, it should stop recording when I hit the button but it only keeps 30 seconds maximum about even if I let it run a few minutes, why is this? it seems to have a maximum limit on the file rec...
by starguy75
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: help! can't focus on 40x
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

Re: help! can't focus on 40x

I figured it out, I wasn't getting close enough to the slide with the 40x, I was afraid I would crash into it, it works.
by starguy75
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: help! can't focus on 40x
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

help! can't focus on 40x

I can look at water samples fine with 4x,10x objectives with the 10x eyepiece but as soon as I try to use 40x objective i can't focus at all, is this normal or did I break it?
by starguy75
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: river water
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Re: river water

Is it safe to keep the jar in my bedroom?
by starguy75
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: river water
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

river water

if i get a jar of river water locally how long will the organisms stay alive if i leave it at home in that jar with some air on top? does it require anything to keep alive? lets say i wanna study samples of that jar for a month, doing weekly samples
by starguy75
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My first slide
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: My first slide

What other liquids I can find locally or in the house would contain living cells I could see under bright field... I threw out the river water last night for fear of contaminating my room so I don't have anything to look at today.
by starguy75
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My first slide
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: My first slide

Thanks, I have a few questions. Can I wash the slides and slide covers and re-use them? or is that not recommended? Also, looking at the slides this morning I don't see the living organism anymore, did it dry out overnight between the glass and glass cover and died? thanks
by starguy75
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My first slide
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

My first slide

So yesterday I went down to the river and picked up some water from it, I recorded the first slide I viewed (about 5 seconds) and this is what I saw. Anyone know how I can learn to identify the organisms? anyone know what it is called in this slide? thanks


https://youtu.be/iXu_BW28BK4
by starguy75
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: hairs in eyepiece?
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

hairs in eyepiece?

I didn't get my first slides yet but when I look in my microscope binoculars with the light on and I see my circle there are hairs from my face too, so yesterday I went to get my eyebrows done as the esthetician to trim them but I still have this problem, so I'm not sure if its my eyelashes or eyebr...
by starguy75
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Received my new microscope today in the mail.
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

Re: Received my new microscope today in the mail.

is it normal that when i move the fine tuning knob on the microscope that I don't really see the stage go up and down but a barely tiny tiny movement ?? or is it my eyes?
by starguy75
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Received my new microscope today in the mail.
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

Re: Received my new microscope today in the mail.

Here's a picture of it..
by starguy75
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Received my new microscope today in the mail.
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

Re: Received my new microscope today in the mail.

Yes, T490B. sorry about that, I will go update my first post!
by starguy75
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Received my new microscope today in the mail.
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

Received my new microscope today in the mail.

Today Purolator handed me my first microscope, its an Amscope T490B which can be upgraded to darkfield and phase contrast directly by amscope accessories. I'm waiting on another box that contains some slides and a 3MP usb camera. I set it up on my desk today but don't have any slides to use with it ...
by starguy75
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: opinion on this scope please
Replies: 19
Views: 4392

Re: opinion on this scope please

thanks guys, now with this microscope can I view normal non-living cells just as well as living cells? i'm new to this so i don't want to assume anything.
by starguy75
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: opinion on this scope please
Replies: 19
Views: 4392

opinion on this scope please

So I'm narrowing down to the scope I want to buy, I want to view living cells and found out I need a phase contrast scope and I'm not buying anything used. This is what I found, from what I read it seems to do everything I need, I also don't have to use stains to view the living cells. http://www.mi...
by starguy75
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: microscope buying question
Replies: 73
Views: 13791

Re: microscope buying question

Thank you for the detailed clarifications, so far I'm going to go with the Omax.
by starguy75
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: microscope buying question
Replies: 73
Views: 13791

Re: microscope buying question

I don't have a DLSR camera.. also how do you know the unit I want to buy is brightfield? i did a search in the specs and don't see that mentioned or is that the default for compound microscopes ?
by starguy75
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: microscope buying question
Replies: 73
Views: 13791

Re: microscope buying question

yes of course, that's why I choose that kit because of the 5MP USB camera and software.. And yes an optional darkfield kit is available and comptatible for that microscope as well, but out of the box will I see live cells moving? or does it require the darkfield kit?
by starguy75
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: microscope buying question
Replies: 73
Views: 13791

Re: microscope buying question

I am not interested in anything used.
by starguy75
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: microscope buying question
Replies: 73
Views: 13791

Re: microscope buying question

Oliver, I think the microscope I had ordered and cancelled 2 weeks ago had all those requirements, can you confirm this? I will re-order it if that's the case. http://www.microscopenet.com/omax-2500x-digital-microscope-cameraslide-preparation-kitcleaning-kitbookblank-slide-p-11398.html I appreciate ...
by starguy75
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: microscope buying question
Replies: 73
Views: 13791

Re: microscope buying question

Excellent answer! Thank you so much.
by starguy75
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: microscope buying question
Replies: 73
Views: 13791

microscope buying question

what kind or specific brand/model in the entry level budget range microscope would I need to buy to view living cells.. like for example water from a pond, if i wanna see things move, or blood cells, or anything that can be seen moving.. thanks
by starguy75
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: chemistry set
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

chemistry set

Is there a chemistry set kit for adults? All the ones I seen are for up to high school kids