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by JimT
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, noob from Alabama here...
Replies: 15
Views: 3699

Re: Hi, noob from Alabama here...

Captain_Howdy1, I hope you are not from Tuscaloosa:-( I have an Amscope and have had it for four years. I think for the price for someone just starting it is a great intro scope. If you really get serious and as you continue to learn you you may find that it is less the scope Vs. the person behind i...
by JimT
Sat May 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: newbie looking for first microscope
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: newbie looking for first microscope

Welcome Paul. Don't hesitate to ask questions as you close in on a scope.
by JimT
Sat May 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Ohio
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: Hello from Ohio

Jim from Ohio, welcome. As you can see, lots of good advice on this site.
by JimT
Sat May 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Haematococcus pluvialis
Replies: 14
Views: 1991

Re: Haematococcus pluvialis

First off great images and thanks for the tutorial. I think I have seen some in their green state.
We had a lot of discussion and images of haemotococcus several years ago
Geko, who was active here until about two years ago use to post many nice images of red Heamatococcus.
by JimT
Thu May 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Citric acid.
Replies: 13
Views: 1391

Re: Citric acid.

Belles images. Bien fait Seb.
by JimT
Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Unfortunate Ostracod
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Unfortunate Ostracod

Done that myself a few times.

"Note to self - use well slide if large ostracods are present!"

Problem then is how to slow them down.
by JimT
Tue May 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Can anyone help me identify this creature?
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Can anyone help me identify this creature?

Trichome and BTW, nice images.
by JimT
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Algues
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Algues

Belles images et merci pour l'image "flèche de Mathias- arrow image.
by JimT
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rotifer hunting Haematococcus pluvialis
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Rotifer hunting Haematococcus pluvialis

Both are very nice videos but the “Zackenkrone Radertierchen – DIK 16x” in the lower left corner is distracting.
by JimT
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Calcite Crystals
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Calcite Crystals

I use Combine ZP and have for years. First with Macro and now with Micro. Have tried others but am most familiar with Combine ZP and haven't seen a reason to switch. Took me a while to learn it but worth the investment.

I also recommend a dedicated camera. Do you have a DSLR?
by JimT
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Cristaux de sucre
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Cristaux de sucre

Super comme d'habitude.
by JimT
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: 4 Rectangles and a triangle (diatoms)
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: 4 Rectangles and a triangle (diatoms)

Both great. Really like the second one of Tabellaria.
by JimT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Ottawa
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

Re: Hello from Ottawa

Welcome Miche.
by JimT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Leitz 'water dipping cone'
Replies: 2
Views: 1694

Re: Leitz 'water dipping cone'

Enjoy your new dive adventures.
by JimT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Calcite Crystals
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Calcite Crystals

What stacking software are you going to use? Looking forward to your results and lots of folks here can help with suggestions.
by JimT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Image Based Key
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: Image Based Key

Thanks. I will give it a try. Looks better than some of the other sites I reference.
by JimT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Pennsylvania
Replies: 8
Views: 2821

Re: Hello from Pennsylvania

Welcome Engineer28. Lots of good info on this site.
by JimT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Some new pol pix
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Some new pol pix

Polarized images of crystals are so much fun and there are so many substances to try. Keep them coming.
by JimT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Closterium
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: Closterium

Seb, vues très intéressantes et très agréable.
by JimT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Lame de rasoir
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Lame de rasoir

Merci pour les images intéressantes.
by JimT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: another Diatom
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

Re: another Diatom

Fantastic!
by JimT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Cosmarium
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Re: Cosmarium

Besides the alien brain image the polarized image really shows off the crystals. I think you will like the retarder plate.
by JimT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pol Crystal Shots
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Pol Crystal Shots

...due to living in the ever-frozen NE Ohio. Mike, I feel your pain. Some of us also live in the ever frozen Upstate New York. Polarized crystals of various items are always enjoyable. It always amazes me how crystals can be so different. Yours are a good example and well done - especially with a r...
by JimT
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from southwestern Idaho
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: Hello from southwestern Idaho

Welcome Desertrat.
Here, there are big communities nearby and light pollution is bad.
Quite a few of the members here were (are) also astronomers. I also gave up because of light pollution. Besides, we can do this at all hours of the day rain or shine.
by JimT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Ostracod
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Ostracod

Thnks. As I said I had to wait a bit until it slowed down. Many more in the jar but very little else. I wonder if they ate the other protists.
by JimT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Cross section of high voltage transformer coil
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

Re: Cross section of high voltage transformer coil

In addition to all the other comments a very interesting subject that few have ever seen.
...with my cheapo cellphone as camera.
No need to apologize. Very good images.
by JimT
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Ostracod
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Ostracod

These were in a concave slide and yes I did have to wait until they got tired.

I have many in a jar from last year and I do try not to squash them :)
by JimT
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Ostracod
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Ostracod

Two views of ostracods. The first is in dark field with the 4X obj. The second is in X polarized light with the 10X obj. to show the birefringence. http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss152/jtallon2/IMG_0024-40X-JPEG_zpsgz2jmanw.jpg http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss152/jtallon2/IMG_0022-100X-JPEG...
by JimT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: I bought some slides from John!
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: I bought some slides from John!

Pat I am sure you will be really pleased with John B's slides. For your further consideration let me suggest a great book: A Color Atlas of Plant Structure e by Bryan Bowes. I bought a used one a few of years ago and it has really improved my knowledge of what I am observing. Plus, between it and Jo...
by JimT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stink bug hatching
Replies: 13
Views: 1222

Re: Stink bug hatching

Very good video. Did you know it was hatching or were you just lucky?