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Radazz
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Diatomacious Earth

#1 Post by Radazz » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:08 pm

I ordered some diatoms from Diatoms.NL and while waiting for them to arrive, it occurred to me that I had better have a technique for mounting them ready before I waste any of them.
I decided to work things out with Diatomacious earth.
Here is a light strew after about a dozen attempts.
Olympus BX40
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Canada Balsam
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Radazz
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Re: Diatomacious Earth

#2 Post by MicroBob » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:27 pm

Hi Radazz,
you might use a 25µ sieve on your material to remove the broken pieces and keep the whole diatoms. I use stainless steel mesh from ebay to make those sieves.

Bob

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Re: Diatomacious Earth

#3 Post by SunshineLW » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:43 am

Very nice! I didn't know it looked like that. Thanks for sharing!

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Radazz
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Re: Diatomacious Earth

#4 Post by Radazz » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:05 pm

MicroBob wrote:Hi Radazz,
you might use a 25µ sieve on your material to remove the broken pieces and keep the whole diatoms. I use stainless steel mesh from ebay to make those sieves.

Bob
Great idea, Bob, just ordered a set.
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Re: Diatomacious Earth

#5 Post by vasselle » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:06 pm

Bonjour
Jolie image
Cordialement seb
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