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by Quarterbore
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Olympus CK Inverted Microscope Upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 5520

Re: Olympus CK Inverted Microscope Upgrade

I am late to this discussion but thanks for the old info! I spent years working with these microscopes working in tissue culture and virology specifically both in academia and industry. I found a used CK-2 that may be priced too good to be true. It has the following lenses: A10PL LWD CA20PL LWD CD P...
by Quarterbore
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Is this an Olympus Dry Darkfield Condenser?
Replies: 2
Views: 2621

Re: Is this an Olympus Dry Darkfield Condenser?

Well, no replies but I got some time today and I removed the phase contrast Condenser from my Olympus CHT and I can confirm it is most certanly a Darkfield Condenser and it works great. I have one of those rotating condensers with brightfield, 10 Phase, 40 Phase, and Darkfield and this seperate Dark...
by Quarterbore
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Is this an Olympus Dry Darkfield Condenser?
Replies: 2
Views: 2621

Is this an Olympus Dry Darkfield Condenser?

I originally posted in the wrong forum so reposting here. I just bought an Olympus CHBS "parts" microscope off eBay mainly because it had one of the Monocular Phototubes and I am using my microscopes for Cub Scouts and I have the camera parts. Regardless, when I got my parts I discovered the 1.25 Co...
by Quarterbore
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Crayfish and Cleaning Worms - pretty neat to discover
Replies: 2
Views: 1814

Re: Crayfish and Cleaning Worms - pretty neat to discover

Actually, here in SE Pennsylvania we are having problems with Rusty Crayfish as they have overwhelmed our water ecosystems. They just grow fast and tolerate very high population densities so they are in huge numbers and eat everything. So, we have been catching them by the hundreds, we caught over 4...
by Quarterbore
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Crayfish and Cleaning Worms - pretty neat to discover
Replies: 2
Views: 1814

Crayfish and Cleaning Worms - pretty neat to discover

I am a scout leader for the Cub Scouts and we did a pretty short creek walk and using hand held nets and a kick net we managed to catch a very good variety of fish, Crayfish, and smaller invertebrates. In our area we are struggling to control the Rusty Ctayfish so we let everything else go but the R...
by Quarterbore
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Olympus Setup is purchased - let the wait begin!
Replies: 1
Views: 1854

My Olympus Setup is purchased - let the wait begin!

I have been spending my money at a faster pace then planned but I am sure I am not alone in that experience. I need to receive most of my purchases still but here is a rundown of what I have purchased: Olympus CHT with the Brightfield, 10x Phase, 40x Phase, and Darkfield Condencer - scope came with ...
by Quarterbore
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Which Nikon Microscopes for Photo-microscopy? Considering Labophot options
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: Which Nikon Microscopes for Photo-microscopy? Considering Labophot options

Thanks for confirmation! I was looking at this more last night and I bought a microscope. Instead of a Nikon I was researching I bought an Olympus CHT model as it was a fresh refurbish and a polarized scope that has a condenser with brightfield, darkfield, 10X annuli and 40x annuli with correct A4. ...
by Quarterbore
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Which Nikon Microscopes for Photo-microscopy? Considering Labophot options
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: Which Nikon Microscopes for Photo-microscopy? Considering Labophot options

I talked with a friend that does a lot of photography with his microscopes in tha accademic area and got some feedback that he strongly suggested going with the trinocular head and a DSLR for the best photos over some of the small camera options. I called a local Microscope shop to see what they had...
by Quarterbore
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Which Nikon Microscopes for Photo-microscopy? Considering Labophot options
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Which Nikon Microscopes for Photo-microscopy? Considering Labophot options

I am new here and I have much to learn but I have spent many hours trying to read a lot of the forum and many good reviews and articles on the web. I have a thread in the Introductions Forum . I have quickly figured out my choice of a hobby Microscope may be quite adequate for what I had planned but...
by Quarterbore
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Valley Forge PA
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Re: Greetings from Valley Forge PA

Honestly, I need to make a list of what I need. I have been collecting stain and fixer recipes and instructions. I know things like xylene, acetone, and ethanol I can get at a hardware in lower grades but glycerol, NaOH, HCl, and others will be harder to find. So, I started by ordering some basic su...
by Quarterbore
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Valley Forge PA
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Re: Greetings from Valley Forge PA

Thanks for the welcomes! I did consider this before I bought either a microscope or the Sterio scope. My plan to start is going to be with the water/pond microbes as well as insects and other invertebrates. I looked at hand microtones and frankly they look like an exercise in frustration compared to...
by Quarterbore
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Valley Forge PA
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Greetings from Valley Forge PA

I have been lurking for a few days and I finally got my account activated. I am almost 50 and I have my undergraduate degree in Pre-Med Biology having used microscopes in Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Histology and others. I then got a Masters in Microbiology and worked on Cell Biology and Virolo...