Do you like my italian blood ? ;)

What is your microscopy history? What are your interests? What equipment do you use?
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Marco68
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Do you like my italian blood ? ;)

#1 Post by Marco68 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:58 pm

Hi All,

Marco from Torino, Italy. I am elettronic engineer with the passion for photography. So..really no background on biology and just starting to read and do some tests! But..I find it fascinating !

Best way to introduce myself ? Well..showing you my red blood cells :D at 2500x with an Amscope (230Euro/made in China) I am just testing:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YbXsKe ... p=drivesdk

Ps: who knows what kind of blood cell is the one on the right in the video that looks an undersea mine ? :?: :shock: )))

I am going to post some questions in the forum about Leica eductional (DM300) microscope that I could have with a good deal. Does anybody try them ?

Thanks !

Marco

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#2 Post by WhyMe » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:51 pm

Welcome to the forum! Lots of info here.

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Re: Do you like my italian blood ? ;)

#3 Post by Dave S » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:11 pm

Hi Marco, and welcome :)

I'm no expert, but I would say that 2500x is way beyond the sensible resolution limit for a light microscope. I believe that 1000x is the accepted limit.

Dave
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Brunel SP100 (with 4x, 10x, 40x,60x, and 100x (oil) plan objectives), and Canon EOS 4000d Camera (microscopy use only)

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#4 Post by Marco68 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:26 pm

Yes, I have read the same. Due to limits in the resolution, going to magnification larger then 1000x does not add any detail . But still the image is 'larger' and "fill' the screen, even if with less quality.

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#5 Post by MicroBob » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 pm

Hi Marco,
if you are interested in blood slides you might have a closer look into the preparation methods. One trick is the proper spreading and heat fixating of a blood smear. The typical Pappenheim staining is a bit complicated for one time use, but there are other staining methods.

Bob
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