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by Nance
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Pin Wrenches - inexpensive - high quality - SamstagSales
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

Pin Wrenches - inexpensive - high quality - SamstagSales

https://www.samstagsales.com/amf.htm#Wrench_2-Pin_Adjustable_Cranked Was able to find the very-hard-to-find (7-40x1.5mm) pin wrench I needed for only $18, as opposed to $80-$150. It seems to be of high quality, welded pins, possibly made in Germany, might even be the very same items that are sold at...
by Nance
Sat May 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Trachelophyllum
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Trachelophyllum

wow, this is the first time I am seeing this aspect of microscopic life...
opened up a whole new world for me... spent the afternoon on youtube
learning about the appetities, hunting and evasive techniques of all
these creatures that are new to me. Thanks for the introduction !
by Nance
Sat May 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramecium in polarised light
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Paramecium in polarised light

Love It !! It's like watching bumper cars at the fair :)

Also, your dual-lighting post was excellent - and very inspiring.
by Nance
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Trypanosoma gambiense (sleeping sickness)
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Trypanosoma gambiense (sleeping sickness)

I have an old book "Lehrbuch der Protozoenkunde" - Franz Doflein. Aprox 1000 pages with so many great illustrations, also so many Parasitic and pathogenic forms. . Thanks for the lead... I found that book and others of interest in downloadable pdf's here: https://archive.org/search.php?query=subjec...
by Nance
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Looking for first microscope
Replies: 86
Views: 10701

Re: Looking for first microscope

wow @charles ! wowza! looking at those WL's, I am wondering... how compatible are the parts with the older LG? When you have some free time it's worth watching "Understanding the Light Microscope by Peter Evennett" https://youtu.be/60_jgZtyR6U great video, so clearly presented with great demonstrati...
by Nance
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Antique Slides and Wooden Case
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Antique Slides and Wooden Case

fantastic collection - looking forward to your postings of the highlights. I am always interested in the history, the persons who engaged in the labor of love... spied the name wt ashdowne on the last photo. william thomas, seems he lived 1875-1961, detroit, was a mechanical engineer, had some child...
by Nance
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Another Diatom from the same sea sample
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Another Diatom from the same sea sample

I have been looking at all the posts of freshwater
diatoms, wondering what lurks in the saltwater.
thanks for the fantastic example!! WOW. :o
by Nance
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Looking for first microscope
Replies: 86
Views: 10701

Re: Looking for first microscope

http://www.science-info.net/docs/zeiss/ Here's a load of downloadable docs that will help you get acclimated with the various zeiss stand models. also you will find some catalogs on ebay with viewable pages... I recently bought a beautiful Zeiss LG and am still wandering through the maze of compatib...
by Nance
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Looking for first microscope
Replies: 86
Views: 10701

Re: Looking for first microscope

great ending to this story - read it with increasing tension to see which scope he would choose!! GREAT CHOICE - a scope that you can most likely pass on down through your generations, with it retaining consistent quality... one that was manufactured by a well-paid craftsman, not a mistreated factor...
by Nance
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NatGeo: A new species of tardigrade, Macrobiotus shonaicus, has been discovered in Japan.
Replies: 0
Views: 1816

NatGeo: A new species of tardigrade, Macrobiotus shonaicus, has been discovered in Japan.

Interesting articles about tardegrades (quote: This new species is the 168th to be discovered in Japan. Worldwide, there are more than 1,000 different species of tardigrades, and about 20 new species are found each year.) New Species of 'Indestructible' Animal Found in Surprising Place Discovered in...
by Nance
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Looking for camera
Replies: 12
Views: 3806

Re: Looking for camera

this might be worth a watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXAE-CLXGUE

Microbehunter
Published on Jan 20, 2018

Description: There are several ways of connecting a camera to a microscope and in this video I give an overview of the different adapters and camera systems.
by Nance
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Well I didn't see this coming...
Replies: 18
Views: 1729

Re: Well I didn't see this coming...

wow, hkv - great shot - very inspiring.

and thanks Einman for the book photos.
great collection of reference materials - very helpful.

and thanks Begonia Lily for all the recent posts and inspiration!
by Nance
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Word to the Wise: Lessons Learned
Replies: 18
Views: 4329

Re: Word to the Wise: Lessons Learned

TIP FOR BUYING ON EBAY - RE: SHIPPING FRAGILE ITEMS Don't forget to always communicate with the seller regarding the manner they will ship. Insist that heavy pieces w/fragile parts be suitably packed. Do not just assume it will be packed correctly - ALWAYS inquire and give direction. Consider sugges...
by Nance
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Epsom Salt Crystals
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: Epsom Salt Crystals

wow, beautiful !
by Nance
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Baby flukes!
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: Baby flukes!

thank you for the insight. something to consider is that once in the human, they obviously reproduce, and proliferately, without the snail-host stage. interesting. I need to study more about the different stages and how all that works - and the different stages once in the human host - and how all t...
by Nance
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Baby flukes!
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: Baby flukes!

I have photos of adults from human liver infestation... the heads are like a snails... the thinner nozzle-like part coming off of the plumper body. they can get pretty big - more than an inch. I don't know anything about this stage of the game though, or even for sure if it is the same beast, but it...
by Nance
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Baby flukes!
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: Baby flukes!

fascinating... is the head the thinner end?
by Nance
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: What kinds of bench furniture and storage do you have for your hobby?
Replies: 55
Views: 15066

Re: What kinds of bench furniture and storage do you have for your hobby?

really enjoyed this thread - nice to see everyone's space. inspiring. I have no order going yet - can't wait to get the prep stage finished, get organized and have a workable system in place... and my own speciman 'pond' growing. 8-)
by Nance
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: It’s all witchcraft to me
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: It’s all witchcraft to me

Hey, I can empathize - just learning the language myself - but it is very exciting. would love to see photos of all your bits and pieces. I am thinking there are a lot of people on this site that would love to help put you on the path to better understanding. :)
by Nance
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My email account was stolen today
Replies: 2
Views: 2456

Re: My email account was stolen today

User Control Panel > Profile > Account Settings > Email Address

seems the only thing you can't change is the User Name
by Nance
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Got burned on nutrient agar ordered on Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

Re: Got burned on nutrient agar ordered on Amazon

yes, all the deceptive marketing practices out there makes it especially important that we research all we can on a product and availability before plunking down our hard-earned cash. and any experience (especially those that only cost us $8.50) where we have gained knowledge or wisdom is a good exp...
by Nance
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Got burned on nutrient agar ordered on Amazon
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

Re: Got burned on nutrient agar ordered on Amazon

seeing as a lb. of agar costs between $70-90.... weren't you a bit concerned
about the quality of what you were buying for $8.50? Frontier has their
price reduced to $42 right now, if you are interested in buying a larger
quantity - but I think they source out of china, once again, buyer beware...
by Nance
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Dandelion slide making adventure - the beginning!
Replies: 19
Views: 4599

Re: Dandelion slide making adventure - the beginning!

FASCINATING ! will be on the look-out for more recent posts of the mighty shandon and the mounting saga... ;)
by Nance
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot

lead-pipe cinch: something very easy or certain

lol... I was thinking the response was from ex-marine about his camera. trying figure out how 'lead pipe cinch' had anything to do with a mode of photography. I have never heard that saying before. googled it.
by Nance
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Shield Bug, and Rat tailed Maggot

thanks, yes - a friend just gifted me with four of those lamps (an older model - 3w) - they are pretty cool. I have been thinking about how they could be manipulated for different types of light output or controls. but LED light wears terribly on my eyes, and I am not liking what I am learning about...
by Nance
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Slides of pathogens
Replies: 8
Views: 3285

Re: Slides of pathogens

Thanks for bumping this thread again... I just happened to be perusing the topic... (ps: thanks for the leads on finding some good pathogen slides). but I have been wondering... now with digital photography - do we really need to have the prepared slides to compare with our own specimens or will jus...
by Nance
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: New Purchase Bestscope Model BS-2080 Chinese vs Big 5
Replies: 67
Views: 15588

Re: New Purchase Bestscope Model BS-2080 Chinese vs Big 5

Thanks for The Diatom Shop lead charlie g... trying to justify buying an older stereo microscope - but now I am wondering if a set of apochromatic objectives might be a smarter priority. awaiting the sage advice of Einman. (ortho-illuminator 'out for delivery' today btw, thanks again).