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by Jonnyvine
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Beautiful - STEM OF COTTON PLANT 40X
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Beautiful - STEM OF COTTON PLANT 40X

Ok, tomorrow I'll get my microscope out again and get some pictures done. :P
by Jonnyvine
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Beautiful - STEM OF COTTON PLANT 40X
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Beautiful - STEM OF COTTON PLANT 40X

This cotton stem was taken from a prepared slide.

Looks very nice though. :mrgreen:

Specimen taken at 40X magnification.

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Please leave any comments on what you think... :)
by Jonnyvine
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: LOOKING TO BUY PREPARED MICROSCOPE SLIDES.
Replies: 8
Views: 1498

Re: LOOKING TO BUY PREPARED MICROSCOPE SLIDES.

Ok will take a look, thanks for the info guys. :)
by Jonnyvine
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: live samples
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: live samples

It think more like this...

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by Jonnyvine
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: live samples
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

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:
by Jonnyvine
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First bacterial culture
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: First bacterial culture

Good job!

You said you grew them yourself. Is it possible to tell me what you did to grow them?
by Jonnyvine
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I’m struggling to have a closer look at Rotifers.
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: I’m struggling to have a closer look at Rotifers.

Thanks for the great advice photomicro! :D

Will try out wallpaper paste later this week.
by Jonnyvine
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I’m struggling to have a closer look at Rotifers.
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: I’m struggling to have a closer look at Rotifers.

Is there a cheaper method? Something I can find around the home?
by Jonnyvine
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I’m struggling to have a closer look at Rotifers.
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: I’m struggling to have a closer look at Rotifers.

It's not that because I can see them swimming and moving all around the slide. When they are not swimming their tail moves like caterpillars.

There was a rare moment where they stood still for 10secs and open their mouth.
by Jonnyvine
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I’m struggling to have a closer look at Rotifers.
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

I’m struggling to have a closer look at Rotifers.

Hello fellow microscopists.

I have been recently looking at Rotifers that I’ve cultured, but there is one problem. They seem to move around a lot and I struggle to get a good view on 400x magnification to have a closer look at them.

Is there a way slow them down or freeze them in a way? :|
by Jonnyvine
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I'm a noob and I can't find any Paramecium or Water Bears.
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: I'm a noob and I can't find any Paramecium or Water Bears.

I agree with you. I seem to find lots of Protists and Rotifiers.

Thank you all for your advice. Will try them out. ;)
by Jonnyvine
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: LOOKING TO BUY PREPARED MICROSCOPE SLIDES.
Replies: 8
Views: 1498

LOOKING TO BUY PREPARED MICROSCOPE SLIDES.

Hello.

I’m interested in buying cheap microscope slides off anyone who doesn’t want them anymore.

Your offers and pictures would be much appreciated.

It would be great if you already have an eBay account as it would make whole process much simpler and faster. :mrgreen:
by Jonnyvine
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I'm a noob and I can't find any Paramecium or Water Bears.
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

I'm a noob and I can't find any Paramecium or Water Bears.

Hello. I live in London, UK.

I'm a newbie microscopist and I'm struggling to find any Paramecium or Water Bears.

Can I grow my own Water Bear or Paramecium? Because I don’t have access to an aquarium.

Anyone have any tips or advice?
by Jonnyvine
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I'm a Newbie - Need help cleaning the 400x objective lens.
Replies: 3
Views: 927

I'm a Newbie - Need help cleaning the 400x objective lens.

Hello.

I need good advice on how to clean a 400x objective lens which has become dusty and oily.

The lens has anti-fungal coating which I do not want to remove if possible. Can anyone give me any good and sound advice?

That would be much appreciated.
by Jonnyvine
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: ONION CELLS AT 400X
Replies: 3
Views: 804

ONION CELLS AT 400X

These are onion cells taken at 400x maginication. :mrgreen:

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Please leave any comments on what you think... :)
by Jonnyvine
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: What are those? They look like eggs...
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

What are those? They look like eggs...

I placed some moss & soil sample in a plastic cup with 50ml of water in it. It's been left like that just under a month now. Took a drop under a microscope to see what organisms have grown and I found these egg looking things. Specimen taken at 100x magnification. Can anyone identify? :? https://i.i...
by Jonnyvine
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: I was observing my cheek cells when I found this...
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

I was observing my cheek cells when I found this...

I was observing my saliva for cheek cells when I found these...

Specimen taken at 400x magnification.

Can anyone identify? :?


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by Jonnyvine
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I'm a Newbie - Need help cleaning objective lens.
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: I'm a Newbie - Need help cleaning objective lens.

Thanks [75RR] and everyone else, your advice was very helpful.
by Jonnyvine
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I'm a Newbie - Need help cleaning objective lens.
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

I'm a Newbie - Need help cleaning objective lens.

Hello. I’m new to microscopy and I just bought a cheap second hand Bresser Biolux on eBay. I did some checks and everything seems alright apart from the 40x objective lens which has a dull colour, possibly oily or dirty. I need expert advice on cleaning the objective lens as I’m completely clueless....
by Jonnyvine
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello. I’m a newbie with a microscope and I’m from London UK !
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Hello. I’m a newbie with a microscope and I’m from London UK !

Hello everyone, I live in London UK. I’m a fresh starter; eager, ready and exited to discover new species under the microscope. I Just bought a cheap second hand Bresser Biolux of eBay. I am mostly looking forward to microbes that are alive and active. Mostly found in moss, pond water and so forth. ...