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by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Something weird pus sample. Any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Re: Something weird pus sample. Any ideas?

I do not know what this is, but it doesn't appear to be flagella. I also doubt that it is fibrin, because I don't expect to see isolated strands of fibrin, but rather mats and sheets. Any more pics? 600X?
by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Identification help
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: Identification help

I agree. Looks like a mosquito larva
by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Leech in my reptiles mouth?
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: Leech in my reptiles mouth?

I'm guessing this is a leech that I found in my reptiles mouth? It was visible by eye and I used a q-tip to get it out, here a pics at 40x0.1. Please let me know for sure what you guys think, she only had one, but one of the other Florida wild caught chameleons I found had >20 in his mouth. I remov...
by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Help identifying mange mite on dog
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: Help identifying mange mite on dog

Could you please look at image 0002 & 0006 and confirm whether I am looking at the correct organism. I am very new at this and these structure almost resemble dead pondwater diatoms which I am used to looking at. Zeitgeist, Sorry, but none of the things in the images of your scrapings are of any si...
by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Holes in red blood cell?
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: Holes in red blood cell?

The shape of the mammalian red blood cell (RBC) is classically a "Biconcave Disc." Depending on a number of factors, these discs have different degrees of biconcavity, which creates what is known as "central pallor." The central pallor is caused by the relative thinness of the area created by the ce...
by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Not sure, Schistosoma?
Replies: 27
Views: 4114

Re: Not sure, Schistosoma?

As I understand it, these guys don't live very long outside a host -- Is that correct? Incorrect. Schistosome adults are never found outside the definitive host (i.e., mammal). They reside within the mesenteric vessels of the definitive host, where they will release eggs into the host circulation. ...
by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Not sure, Schistosoma?
Replies: 27
Views: 4114

Re: Not sure, Schistosoma?

It doubt very much that it is a Schistosome. The adult stages of this organism (which is the only stage that shares any resemblance to the subject of your image) is restricted to the intestinal vessels of the definitive host. The eggs are the only products that are ever released from the definitive ...
by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Unknown organism
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: Unknown organism

I agree with hkv. It does appear to be some type of mite; not one that I've ever seen on animals.
by SunshineLW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Cladosporium?
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Re: Cladosporium?

This definitely appears to be some type of fungal hyphae.
by SunshineLW
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Amscope Digital Camera to Olympus BH-2
Replies: 11
Views: 2905

Re: Amscope Digital Camera to Olympus BH-2

Thank you, Hobbyst46, for the congratulations and the piece of mind. did you get an NFK eyepiece within the deal? I do not know because I have yet to receive the scope and I did not ask. I asked the seller several questions and it is clear that the seller does not know microscopes. I would assume it...
by SunshineLW
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)

Excellent deal. I actually made an offer on this scope but was declined!! LOL I wont bother to mention his counter offer although even at the buy it now it is a good deal. Holy cow! Talk about a small world! Well, it's relieving to know that my first compound-scope purchase wasn't a complete noob-p...
by SunshineLW
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)

Thanks again for the advice MicrobeHunter-Forum experts. I took your (75RR and einman) advice and went with the Charles Krebs setup (Olympus BH-2 with Olympus SPlanApo 10x, 20x, 40x, 100x objectives). I believe I may have got a once-in-a-lietime deal, too. The eBay seller knew nothing about microsco...
by SunshineLW
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Amscope Digital Camera to Olympus BH-2
Replies: 11
Views: 2905

Amscope Digital Camera to Olympus BH-2

Hello Friends, I recently took some advice from several MicrobeHunter-Forum'ers (75RR and einman) and purchased an Olympus BH-2 with Olympus SPlanApo objectives (10x, 20x, 40x, 100x). The scope also has a DIC attachment and a twin headpiece. I am a small animal veterinarian so my ultimate goal is to...
by SunshineLW
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: New Purchase Bestscope Model BS-2080 Chinese vs Big 5
Replies: 67
Views: 13489

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

Thank you for sharing! This is very useful information, especially to beginner hobbyists!
by SunshineLW
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)

WOW! Quite a drop from an Olympus BX-51 to an Amscope. Seriously! I am no longer working for the private investigator whom allowed me to conduct my hobby microphotography on her research BX-51. At least I am familiar with the ins-and-outs of a decent quality scope and will quickly identify whether ...
by SunshineLW
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)

Thank you for the sweet link to Charles Kreb's setup. I recently stumbled across that page and already have it bookmarked, but I am still on the fence. let me explain: I purchased an Amscope stereo-microscope last year, and I fell in love with the brand. It is an extremely sturdy, well-built microsc...
by SunshineLW
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Help with microscope purchase (Mix-&-Match)

Okay, so I am not new to microscopes, but I am new to purchasing microscopes. I have about 5 years experience on an Olympus BX-51 (bright field) and I have taken thousands of micrographs. I already have a top of the line microscope camera and I am more than satisfied with the quality of images it pr...