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by Crater Eddie
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: New Lomo Microscope - need further information
Replies: 26
Views: 9329

Re: New Lomo Microscope - need further information

Yes, this is a good model scope and you should be able to upgrade it at very reasonable cost.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Blood
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Re: Blood

Wet blood samples can be less than exciting. Look up how to do a smear and stain, then you can see some interesting things.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lomo Polam C-111 Polarizing Microscope
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: Lomo Polam C-111 Polarizing Microscope

Good to see you here Gary! That scope seems to have a lot in common with my two big LOMO scopes. I hope it makes the journey from Italy quickly and safely!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A Dabble with makeshift darkfield and oblique
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Re: A Dabble with makeshift darkfield and oblique

Very good results for the first go there John. I hope to see more of these soon.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Moss Dissection
Replies: 33
Views: 5385

Re: Moss Dissection

What a great series!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Pond aquarium / fish tank - how do you go about installing and keeping it?
Replies: 23
Views: 7489

Re: Pond aquarium / fish tank - how do you go about installing and keeping it?

Nice aquarium, I like the 3D printed shelf. Keep us posted on progress.
Thanks for the link to the old book, love to read the old books.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Recommend grease?
Replies: 53
Views: 28717

Re: Recommend grease?

I have often wondered... when greases are incompatible, how exactly does this manifest?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Lab glassware
Replies: 16
Views: 3315

Re: Lab glassware

https://www.sciplus.com/Lab-Supplies-Eq ... -Vessels-s

I buy from these folks occasionally. Good service.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Yahoo Group : Wild Microscopes
Replies: 8
Views: 3429

Re: Yahoo Group : Wild Microscopes

I seem to remember that Yahoo Groups transitioned a while back to some sort of Google platform. It was supposed to be transparent to the user, but maybe something went amiss?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Lomo Microscopes Catalogue
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

Re: Lomo Microscopes Catalogue

Very cool! I didn't have that one, thanks. Wouldn't you just love to play around with some of those big scopes?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Algae and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Algae and friends

Amazingly crisp images! More please!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: 1 long diatom
Replies: 17
Views: 3244

Re: 1 long diatom

Superb! Good work there.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Magnification Changer
Replies: 7
Views: 2742

Re: Magnification Changer

I would keep it also, you will use it more than you think you would. I have two LOMO heads with the built in mag changers and they do come in very handy. Wish I had a similar one for my BH2.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Nikon Diaphot TMD with DIC
Replies: 3
Views: 2805

Re: Nikon Diaphot TMD with DIC

Dang Kurt, you must be living right!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: How to PM a forum member?
Replies: 1
Views: 7000

Re: How to PM a forum member?

You have to have a certain minimum number of posts before you can send a PM. I don't remember what the magic number is.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Cystine Uroliths (bladder stones) in Canine Urine Sediment
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Cystine Uroliths (bladder stones) in Canine Urine Sediment

Very good image, and nice to read the background.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramecium? {also, Phase contrast?} video youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 2243

Re: Paramecium? {also, Phase contrast?} video youtube

Whether you have achieved "proper" phase or not, it is visually pleasing and shows a lot of detail. Credit goes for obtaining good results with what you had on hand.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Olympus E-P2 Resolution
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

Re: Olympus E-P2 Resolution

That sure is a fine final image.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Super Glue 3 weeks Colored bubbles
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Super Glue 3 weeks Colored bubbles

Now that's pretty cool!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: The Monster Hunter's Guide to Veterinary Parasitology
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

Re: The Monster Hunter's Guide to Veterinary Parasitology

I just now found this. You have done a lot of very good work there!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Permanently mount a Slide
Replies: 17
Views: 3696

Re: Permanently mount a Slide

To make a permanent blood slide you must first learn to make a proper blood smear and then to stain it correctly. Otherwise there is no point. It isn't difficult, but it does take practice and careful work.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: American Optical head fits Zeiss?
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Re: American Optical head fits Zeiss?

For a finite TL system I would suggest a LOMO viewing head as a likely match for a Zeiss scope. They are readily available, pretty cheap, and generally good quality. I have no idea about the Infinity systems though. You might get lucky, you might not. American Science and Surplus has or had a few In...
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: four-pin plug
Replies: 12
Views: 4858

Re: four-pin plug

See if you have an amateur radio operators club in your area. One of those fellows probably has a few of these connectors in a box somewhere.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: four-pin plug
Replies: 12
Views: 4858

Re: four-pin plug

Yes, that's what I was trying to think of. Made in many pin configurations.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: four-pin plug
Replies: 12
Views: 4858

Re: four-pin plug

These types of plugs were common on all sorts of equipment for many years. I can't for the life of me think of what they are called, but it will come to me sooner or later. Seems like I have seen them in parts catalogs as recently as 5 or 6 years ago.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Slides and Coverslips
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Re: Slides and Coverslips

I too like the Globe slides. I clean and reuse slides and slips many times.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 5
Views: 2949

Re: Hello from California

Welcome! Glad you bought that Zeiss, I was starting to drool over it myself.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rotifer. Olympus CH 100x- Xiaomi yi 4k.
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: Rotifer. Olympus CH 100x- Xiaomi yi 4k.

Good capture. Black and white can be very effective.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri May 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Nasty scum in my birdbath
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: Nasty scum in my birdbath

Yep. Birdbath is the perfect source for Haematococcus, which can be a very interesting subject.
CE