Hello, fellow humans!

What is your microscopy history? What are your interests? What equipment do you use?
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SpocksSister
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Hello, fellow humans!

#1 Post by SpocksSister » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:13 pm

Hello all,I have been around various microscopy forums and facebook groups for a while, mostly facebook so some of you may know me. I have been finding facebook distracting and unhealthy recently so I have decided to register here instead. My name is Penny and I live in the UK, I have a collection of microscopes ancient and modern.
I am presently trying to culture some stentor in boiled pond water- I shall see how it goes.
I attach a picture of a stentor which I took yesterday for fun.
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#2 Post by Hobbyst46 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:52 pm

Welcome, Penny! Impressive collection of old microscopes. Looked for the modern but did not find them...
Zeiss Standard GFL+Canon EOS-M10, Olympus VMZ stereo

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#3 Post by SpocksSister » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:07 pm

Ah, well by modern I mean not brass. Cooke, Vickers. Nikon S etc. I have lot of 1950s to 1970s microscopes. I think my most modern microscope is a Leica DM which I rescued from a skip. It is in perfect working order but I hardly ever use it because it's too large for my bench which is taken up by my beautiful Vickers M4000 and Gladys. I take most of my photos on my Zeiss Universal, aka Gladys.

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#4 Post by billbillt » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:26 pm

Welcome Penny!,

Good to see you finally came to this forum!..

The Best,
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#5 Post by einman » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:11 pm

Welcome Sonequa..I mean Michael Burnham..uh..Spockssister..hmmm..Penny. You will enjoy this forum.

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#6 Post by charlie g » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:03 pm

Welcome fellow human! I enjoyed your postings in forum: Microscope...but , sigh, yahoo became too demanding of user ID/ user info...sigh..in the thick of all the hacks of requested personal info...sigh.

Thanks for a great Stentor image, Penny...due I detect a hint of blue-green coloration in your imaged guest ( as for Stentor coruelius species (?sp?)?


I am glad you give a kind greeting to all in this great microscopy forum. Welcomr, Penny! Charlie Guevara, finger lakes/US

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#7 Post by SpocksSister » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:20 pm

Hi Charlie! I remember you. The yahoo groups did become a little tedious, I still get two thousand or so emails a day from Yahoo despite repeatedly unsubscribing. They have their own special spam folder.
Yes, Stentor coeruleus. Very pretty. I shall take more pictures and edit them a wee bit later on.

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#8 Post by desertrat » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:27 pm

Hi Penny, I was desertrat2170 over there at Yahoo. I still look at postings over there, but don't post anything there anymore.

Strange, Yahoo never demanded much personal information from me, and I don't get any emails from them. I wonder what I did or didn't do?

Then again, some of the personal information I gave them when I set up my account there wasn't.....accurate. Shame on me! :twisted:
Rick

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A/O 4 Series Microstar
A/O 4 Series Phasestar
A/O 4 Series Apostar
A/O Cycloptic Stereo
Several old monocular scopes in more or less decrepit but usable condition

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#9 Post by Paul123 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:01 am

Welcome to the both of us. :)

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