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by Microworld Steve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Important announcements
Topic: This forum is now more secure
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: This forum is now more secure

Thank you Oliver for doing a great job with this forum. I never did let the "this site is not secure" notice discourage me from using this forum. I also enjoy your videos and I have saved many of them as MP4's in a notebook. :)
by Microworld Steve
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Where can I get a ringing table from?
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Where can I get a ringing table from?

I think what I will do is make a ringing table. I'll get me a small lazy susan, go on Amazon and get a set of slide clips and make a table. :)
by Microworld Steve
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Will these melt paraffin wax?
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Will these melt paraffin wax?

If I was doing this on a large scale, I would invest in a Lee Melting Pot with a bottom pour that's used for melting lead for molding bullets and dedicate it to melting paraffin wax for embedding specimens for my microtome.

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by Microworld Steve
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: Have 3d printer, will print.
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Have 3d printer, will print.

An AR-15 lower? :P
by Microworld Steve
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Amscope Plan Objectives Black vs. Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Amscope Plan Objectives Black vs. Silver

If the optics are the same, then I will buy the silver ones. If the microscope I'm going to put it on already has black objectives, then I'll buy the black ones.
by Microworld Steve
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Where can I get a ringing table from?
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Where can I get a ringing table from?

MicroBob wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:34 pm
Brunel in England sells them.
Do they sell them to America?
by Microworld Steve
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Where can I get a ringing table from?
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Where can I get a ringing table from?

I'm looking for a ringing table. I don't know why, but I want one. :)
by Microworld Steve
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Will these melt paraffin wax?
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Will these melt paraffin wax?

I haven't used one like it, but a coffee warmer will melt paraffin so I imagine this would as well. The problem will be in controlling the temp. I'll put some in one of those paper cups that you use with the wax and see if it melts. If it does, I'll try pouring it into the specimen holder and micro...
by Microworld Steve
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Will these melt paraffin wax?
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Will these melt paraffin wax?

Do these electric wax warmers get hot enough to melt paraffin wax for specimens for use with microtomes?
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by Microworld Steve
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Clear nail polish
Replies: 31
Views: 2332

Re: Clear nail polish

I found and ordered a bottle of Acrytol Mounting Media from EMS.

http://www.emsdiasum.com/microscopy/pro ... media.aspx

Thanks to all who helped me with this. :D
by Microworld Steve
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Clear nail polish
Replies: 31
Views: 2332

Re: Clear nail polish

mrsonchus wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:15 am
Microworld Steve wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:14 am
That's good for the UK, but where can I find it in the US?
It looks like some good medium and I'd like to get some.
Hi Steve, they're U.S. made - a search will likely find them over your way.
Thank you mrsonchus. I searched and I found.
by Microworld Steve
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Clear nail polish
Replies: 31
Views: 2332

Re: Clear nail polish

TonyT wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:13 pm
EMS sells Histomount and a zillion other mountants:
http://www.emsdiasum.com/microscopy/pro ... media.aspx
Thank you TonyT. I'll check them out and maybe order from them.
by Microworld Steve
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Clear nail polish
Replies: 31
Views: 2332

Re: Clear nail polish

That's good for the UK, but where can I find it in the US?
It looks like some good medium and I'd like to get some.
by Microworld Steve
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First images with new camera
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: First images with new camera

I ordered a set of masks from ebay, and it's on the way. I'll use them with my Omano OM 159. I also have a couple of Amscopes, Omax, Celestron, and a couple of Swifts. One of the Swift is an older one, and that's the one that got me started. I bought it used back in the middle 1980's from a local mi...
by Microworld Steve
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First images with new camera
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: First images with new camera

Thank you for the link. I'll have to measure my filters so I can get the proper darkfield masks.
As far as the Plans go, I'll order them like you did, one or two at a time.
by Microworld Steve
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First images with new camera
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: First images with new camera

From reading your comment, I'm now thinking about getting a set of 4 Plans and the 20x and 60x Plans. I have several microscopes I can use them on. If I like them, maybe I'll get a second set. What I'm trying to find is the darkfield mask.
by Microworld Steve
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First images with new camera
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: First images with new camera

Those are really great pictures and you should be proud of them. Take more and post them. :)
Was there a big difference between the achromatic and plan achromatic objectives?
by Microworld Steve
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: First images with new camera
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: First images with new camera

Awesome pictures. What set up are you using?
by Microworld Steve
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Crazy Crystals
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Crazy Crystals

:o Those would make awesome posters.
by Microworld Steve
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Slide labels
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Slide labels

Thank you Tony. This gives me a reference point to do an Excel for my slides that I make.
by Microworld Steve
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Slide labels
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Slide labels

I make a lot of slides and find it easiest to apply a temporary label to each, using UHU water soluble glue, and then print a whole bunch of labels using MS Word, I can get 7, 1" wide columns on a sheet. Print with Arial font @ 7pt. At last 12 labels/column. Each slide has a unique informative iden...
by Microworld Steve
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Slide labels
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Slide labels

I use the DYMO Labelwriter 450 with 1"x1" labels.
by Microworld Steve
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Some algae in oblique light
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Some algae in oblique light

That's amazing, and with great detail.
by Microworld Steve
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tiny flower preserved in Amber
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Tiny flower preserved in Amber

It's really neat to see something other than an insect in amber. That's really an amazing and rare find.
by Microworld Steve
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shipping microscopes
Replies: 19
Views: 4737

Re: Shipping microscopes

I always save the box it was shipped to me in, just in case I need it for shipping it. I haven't needed to ship one yet, but I have the box for just in case.
by Microworld Steve
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Bee's mouth
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Bee's mouth

That's an awesome picture. What power objective are you using? Seeing a bee's mouth shows how they can get the nectar for making honey.
by Microworld Steve
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Clear nail polish
Replies: 31
Views: 2332

Re: Clear nail polish

Hey Bob. I never thought about using LOCA. After reading your reply I went on Amazon and found several LOCA products. Will this brand work? https://www.amazon.com/Barcley-Adhesive-Transparent-Smartphone-Electronics/dp/B085Q3WCBT/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=liquid+optical+clear+adhesive&qid=16088374...
by Microworld Steve
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Thoughts on Celestron CM2000CF ?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Thoughts on Celestron CM2000CF ?

I have the same one but with the binocular head and I really like it. It's a good quality microscope. :D