Another Australian

What is your microscopy history? What are your interests? What equipment do you use?
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Another Australian

#1 Post by geos » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:29 pm

Hi

Located in Sydney, Australia. No background in biology or science, just a hobby. Getting back into microscopy after a long break between scopes, thanks in part to the Microbe Hunters YouTube channel. Compared to all the years before, the amount I have seen in the few weeks I have had my scope is NUTS! Looking forward to participating in the forum.

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David

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Re: Another Australian

#2 Post by 75RR » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:24 am

Welcome geos,

do not keep us in suspense, tell us about your microscope.

In case you have not come across it, here is a link to an excellent Rotifer key which should be right up your street: https://mdfrc.org.au/bugguide/resources ... pepoda.pdf

+ Main site: https://mdfrc.org.au/
Zeiss Standard WL (somewhat fashion challenged) & Wild M8
Olympus E-P2 (Micro Four Thirds Camera)

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Re: Another Australian

#3 Post by geos » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:57 am

Hi 75RR

Rotifers are great and I didn't know they even existed until a few weeks ago.
I see mostly bdelloid and lecane. I have also seen paramecium and amoeba
(the blobby sort and testate) something I've been wanting to see since primary
school science.

My microscope is a Radical RMH-4T from India. It's trinocular, quad turret (4x - 10x - 40x - 100x OI.)
and came with a 0.3 MP camera. I've since replaced it with a 20 MP industrial cmos camera.

I've shot a few videos and started posting to YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbSmAjfA01ybPXj9YqtjGQ

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Re: Another Australian

#4 Post by coominya » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:40 pm

geos wrote:Hi 75RR

Rotifers are great and I didn't know they even existed until a few weeks ago.
Welcome geos, I'm up in brisvegas, nice video there, that amoeba is a hog isn't it.

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Re: Another Australian

#5 Post by geos » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:15 am

I'd only ever seen naked amoebae before, I thought this fella had latched onto something too big to eat.

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Re: Another Australian

#6 Post by MicroBob » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:43 am

Hi David,

welcome to the forum!

Bob

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Re: Another Australian

#7 Post by geos » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:32 am

Thanks Bob - you all seem a friendly and helpful bunch.

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