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by Timemaster1212
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Microscope Community Outreach
Replies: 8
Views: 5523

Re: Microscope Community Outreach

After talking to a teacher it may even be possible for me to 3D print phone mounts so kids can take pictures of what they see. I think this may work better than me displaying just off of my stand? I have until December, so i have plenty of time to fiddle around.
by Timemaster1212
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Microscope Community Outreach
Replies: 8
Views: 5523

Re: Microscope Community Outreach

I was thinking i could do a cheek cell lab. Simply scrape cells off their cheek using a cotton swab, stain with methylene blue, then as they observe give a short presentation on cell structure. Or, depending on the age of the kids maybe even show plasmolysis as shown in :http://www.microbehunter.com...
by Timemaster1212
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Microscope Community Outreach
Replies: 8
Views: 5523

Re: Microscope Community Outreach

You guys are so helpful! Before i dive too much into the logistics of what I can view, and how I am gonna present it (btw, has anyone hooked up a microscope camera to a projector?) i have to see if my school will let me borrow some 'scopes. Bob, I will be sure to keep this up to date as I pursue thi...
by Timemaster1212
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Microscope Community Outreach
Replies: 8
Views: 5523

Microscope Community Outreach

Hello all! It has been forever since I have last posted, however I have stayed up to date on the forum. Because of school i was forced to take a break from microscopy, but now that I have more free time, I jumped back in and even purchased a new leitz stand (pictures coming soon, I am hoping to be m...
by Timemaster1212
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: AELOSOMA
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: AELOSOMA

Very nice! What is your set-up?
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Weird American Optical base
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Weird American Optical base

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So while surfing the internet, I spotted this base, and was lost. Can anyone she'd some light on it?
by Timemaster1212
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Calcite Crystals
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: Calcite Crystals

Most likely combine zp, but before that I am gonna try and either make a better phone mount, or get a dedicated camera.
by Timemaster1212
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Calcite Crystals
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Calcite Crystals

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Thought i should use calcite to experiment with image stacking, first i need to figure out a way to take more stable pictures!
by Timemaster1212
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Spencer Darkfield
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

Re: Spencer Darkfield

Ah I guess we all watch the same things :lol: I was not planning on purchasing it, I was just interested for the future to see what accessories can fit on my series 4.
by Timemaster1212
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Spencer Darkfield
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

Spencer Darkfield

Would a Spencer dark field condenser work on an AO series 4? I ask because of the close relations between the two companies.
by Timemaster1212
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A couple more Diatoms from that sample jar
Replies: 26
Views: 3124

Re: A couple more Diatoms from that sample jar

Ha excellent photos, my diatoms are not as nice looking as those!
by Timemaster1212
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: My First Diatom Hunt

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Some more pics
by Timemaster1212
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Nikon G for Cheap
Replies: 0
Views: 1533

Nikon G for Cheap

Selling my old microscope to upgrade my new one. Nikon G that is somewhat working. Needs a lot of TLC for the condenser apparatus ie. whole new condenser and new mounting screw. The Nikon G was a simple student type microscope similar to the S series. Accepts many of the same attachments. Pm me for ...
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: My First Diatom Hunt

Hmmm, well for the short term I will probably use pantyhose but I will definitely need to invest in that mesh
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: My First Diatom Hunt

I wish I could expose longer, but my camera is a phone :lol: my next investment will probably be a proper camera. Would pantyhose work as a mesh? I plan on getting a lot more rock, and because of human intervention some glass bottles and such. Gathering these instead of rocks may reduce the amount o...
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Another Diatom from the same sea sample
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: Another Diatom from the same sea sample

Very nice image. The more I see of these salt water diatoms, the more I want to go collect some :D
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A few stills from the seawater slide
Replies: 16
Views: 2150

Re: A few stills from the seawater slide

Fantastic images, makes a man want to invest in DIC! Next time I am in Florida I must try some salt water samples.
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: ONION CELLS AT 400X
Replies: 5
Views: 5662

Re: ONION CELLS AT 400X

Nice picture mate :)
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: My First Diatom Hunt

:D thanks man. I am not sure why the images are so dark when the actual picture I see through the microscope is decent. My density is very poor however, maybe the stream is not as bountiful as I thought? Who knows, I still have a whole jar to search through.
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: My First Diatom Hunt

It should be noted that this was one scan. However these little buggers are, for lack of better terms, microscopic! All i see from my 10x is a line (i found these by comparing uniform shapes to surrounding sediment). Is there a better way to find them?

(all pics are 40x with digital zoom)
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: My First Diatom Hunt

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by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: My First Diatom Hunt

I am in central US, more specifically Tennessee. I have some pics, however please excuse the horribleness of them, i really do need a real microscope camera!
by Timemaster1212
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: My First Diatom Hunt

I was busy today with biking, but i managed to snag a few smaller rocks on my way back. I scrubbed them and rinsed them. I am letting the solution set right now and will post any interesting results
by Timemaster1212
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My First Diatom Hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

My First Diatom Hunt

So, i have been reading the procedures and collecting tips on diatoms recently and thought "I can do that". So today, i will go to a nearby stream and begin my hunt! Any tips and suggestions will be welcomed. (BTW, the diatoms will be kept uncleaned because i do not have the materials for permanent ...
by Timemaster1212
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Momma water flea with baby
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Momma water flea with baby

Hahaha, i do agree! I have had not as much luck as you with my samples, just a whole bunch of rotifers. I will scrounge a creek soon (most likely tomorrow) and would love to compare it to what you have. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of your fantastic samples!
by Timemaster1212
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

Haha thank you all for your help, should be done with robotics after my state competition Saturday. Then i can focus and post pictures with my scope :D
by Timemaster1212
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

Well i will have a project to keep me up tonight :D I will definitely try the darkfield spots. And i was looking at the phase contrast, maybe it will be an interesting summer gift from my sponsors 8-) if i am lucky enough to find a set :lol: I will be posting pictures comparing the old lighting syst...
by Timemaster1212
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

Hehe, thanks man. In fact I can do that now. Also, can someone explain the swing out lens for the condenser (I am willing to post a pic if needed)
by Timemaster1212
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

Which one would be the easiest and the cheapest, I am a freshmen in highschool so I don't have too big of a budget :roll:
by Timemaster1212
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

Hm, so would an LED be the best option for a retrofit? It would be relatively easy i thought originally, but now I am wondering if i still should... Well as long as it is not permanent i will be willing to try. I started this thread because the microscope was shockingly dim, my Nikon G is decently b...