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by Crater Eddie
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lomo Polam C-111 Polarizing Microscope
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

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: 898

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: 4487

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: 6607

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: 24431

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: 2714

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: 3065

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: 2434

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: 1117

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: 2506

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: 2288

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: 2485

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: 6367

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: 636

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: 1776

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: 3232

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: 1077

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: 3301

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: 3138

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: 966

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: 4261

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: 4261

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: 4261

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: 1798

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: 2734

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: 863

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: 1767

Re: Nasty scum in my birdbath

Yep. Birdbath is the perfect source for Haematococcus, which can be a very interesting subject.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue May 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Marine Copepod Exoskeleton
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Marine Copepod Exoskeleton

Wow! Makes me hungry.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Haematococcus pluvialis
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Haematococcus pluvialis

Superb images and great information! We had a lot of discussion and images of haemotococcus several years ago, but not so much the last few years. Perhaps your post here will renew interest.
CE