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by coominya
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Australian enthusiast
Replies: 15
Views: 3937

Re: Australian enthusiast

Welcome! Do not be put off from posting your images or videos! There are few on here who shoot through their smartphones and produce beyond excellent images! Where can I host them, youtube? Have never uploaded video. here is a pic, remember, you were warned! I have no idea what it is but it swims a...
by coominya
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: One of the ones I’ve only heard about
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: One of the ones I’ve only heard about

But I use 70% alcohol and acetone most frequently while cleaning vintage stands. Don’t really use any of them with Protista. Are you using phase contrast? I get the best results with it hunting amoeba. Dark field and oblique illumination works well too. DIC is still just beyond my reach, but I’m st...
by coominya
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Australian enthusiast
Replies: 15
Views: 3937

Re: Australian enthusiast

Thanks for the welcomes, and encouragement guys. I look forward to reading some of your posts as well. @Hobbyst46, When I saw it on ebay I did some research and realized immediately the potential for using the petri dishes and flasks which is all I currently intend to use on it. To me the idea of ke...
by coominya
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Might be a rotifer, not sure
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Might be a rotifer, not sure

Killed by sample contamination perhaps? was much else alive? I rinse my slides in tank water now as I have loaded a few in the past where all the organisms were as dead as hammers.
by coominya
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Didinium nasatum ciliate
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Didinium nasatum ciliate

Yes, excellent employment of darkfield, amazing detail.
by coominya
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: curious hairy thing in pond water
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: curious hairy thing in pond water

Those ribs running down from the top are wing like, or a hairy plant leaf?
by coominya
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the frozen Northwest!
Replies: 15
Views: 4502

Re: Hello from the frozen Northwest!

It's an interesting thing - I've noticed that microscopy hobbyists tend to also be amateur astronomers far more often than the reverse is true. Wonder why? I think it's just a lot easier to get an astronomer to leave the cold open skies than to get a microscopist to leave a comfortable gas lift off...
by coominya
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: One of the ones I’ve only heard about
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: One of the ones I’ve only heard about

This is one of those finds I’ve only ever heard about. Here is an immaculate Nikon Labophot-2 that sat forgotten in a cabinet for 20 years. Hi radazz, good score on the Nikon, I love how all these quality microscopes come up for sale and there is no competition for them :) Just an unrelated questio...
by coominya
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Australian enthusiast
Replies: 15
Views: 3937

Australian enthusiast

Hi guys. I'm in Brisbane Australia and a few weeks ago bought an old Olympus ECE-Bi off gumtree at a cheap price. I have been steadily learning the ropes, observing organisms from the local creek, and reconditioning the microscope as I go. The scope was pretty dirty and had a lot of crud on the opti...