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by Crater Eddie
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Yahoo Group : Wild Microscopes
Replies: 8
Views: 4418

Re: Yahoo Group : Wild Microscopes

I seem to remember that Yahoo Groups transitioned a while back to some sort of Google platform. It was supposed to be transparent to the user, but maybe something went amiss?
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by Crater Eddie
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Lomo Microscopes Catalogue
Replies: 5
Views: 3497

Re: Lomo Microscopes Catalogue

Very cool! I didn't have that one, thanks. Wouldn't you just love to play around with some of those big scopes?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Algae and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Re: Algae and friends

Amazingly crisp images! More please!
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by Crater Eddie
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: 1 long diatom
Replies: 17
Views: 4891

Re: 1 long diatom

Superb! Good work there.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Magnification Changer
Replies: 7
Views: 3787

Re: Magnification Changer

I would keep it also, you will use it more than you think you would. I have two LOMO heads with the built in mag changers and they do come in very handy. Wish I had a similar one for my BH2.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Nikon Diaphot TMD with DIC
Replies: 3
Views: 3405

Re: Nikon Diaphot TMD with DIC

Dang Kurt, you must be living right!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: How to PM a forum member?
Replies: 1
Views: 8533

Re: How to PM a forum member?

You have to have a certain minimum number of posts before you can send a PM. I don't remember what the magic number is.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Cystine Uroliths (bladder stones) in Canine Urine Sediment
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: Cystine Uroliths (bladder stones) in Canine Urine Sediment

Very good image, and nice to read the background.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramecium? {also, Phase contrast?} video youtube
Replies: 13
Views: 3567

Re: Paramecium? {also, Phase contrast?} video youtube

Whether you have achieved "proper" phase or not, it is visually pleasing and shows a lot of detail. Credit goes for obtaining good results with what you had on hand.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Olympus E-P2 Resolution
Replies: 12
Views: 4559

Re: Olympus E-P2 Resolution

That sure is a fine final image.
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by Crater Eddie
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Super Glue 3 weeks Colored bubbles
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: Super Glue 3 weeks Colored bubbles

Now that's pretty cool!
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by Crater Eddie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: The Monster Hunter's Guide to Veterinary Parasitology
Replies: 6
Views: 4471

Re: The Monster Hunter's Guide to Veterinary Parasitology

I just now found this. You have done a lot of very good work there!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Permanently mount a Slide
Replies: 17
Views: 5347

Re: Permanently mount a Slide

To make a permanent blood slide you must first learn to make a proper blood smear and then to stain it correctly. Otherwise there is no point. It isn't difficult, but it does take practice and careful work.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: American Optical head fits Zeiss?
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: American Optical head fits Zeiss?

For a finite TL system I would suggest a LOMO viewing head as a likely match for a Zeiss scope. They are readily available, pretty cheap, and generally good quality. I have no idea about the Infinity systems though. You might get lucky, you might not. American Science and Surplus has or had a few In...
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: four-pin plug
Replies: 12
Views: 6253

Re: four-pin plug

See if you have an amateur radio operators club in your area. One of those fellows probably has a few of these connectors in a box somewhere.
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by Crater Eddie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: four-pin plug
Replies: 12
Views: 6253

Re: four-pin plug

Yes, that's what I was trying to think of. Made in many pin configurations.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: four-pin plug
Replies: 12
Views: 6253

Re: four-pin plug

These types of plugs were common on all sorts of equipment for many years. I can't for the life of me think of what they are called, but it will come to me sooner or later. Seems like I have seen them in parts catalogs as recently as 5 or 6 years ago.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Slides and Coverslips
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

Re: Slides and Coverslips

I too like the Globe slides. I clean and reuse slides and slips many times.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 5
Views: 3574

Re: Hello from California

Welcome! Glad you bought that Zeiss, I was starting to drool over it myself.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rotifer. Olympus CH 100x- Xiaomi yi 4k.
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Re: Rotifer. Olympus CH 100x- Xiaomi yi 4k.

Good capture. Black and white can be very effective.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri May 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Nasty scum in my birdbath
Replies: 6
Views: 2631

Re: Nasty scum in my birdbath

Yep. Birdbath is the perfect source for Haematococcus, which can be a very interesting subject.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue May 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Marine Copepod Exoskeleton
Replies: 8
Views: 2453

Re: Marine Copepod Exoskeleton

Wow! Makes me hungry.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Haematococcus pluvialis
Replies: 15
Views: 5157

Re: Haematococcus pluvialis

Superb images and great information! We had a lot of discussion and images of haemotococcus several years ago, but not so much the last few years. Perhaps your post here will renew interest.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Some of my current micro habitats
Replies: 12
Views: 4835

Re: Some of my current micro habitats

Image

Here is the pickle jar after two partial water changes a couple of weeks apart. Things are greening up nicely again. Still plenty of amphipods here, I drop in a few fish food pellets every week or so for them.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: 2 marine diatoms
Replies: 20
Views: 4060

Re: 2 marine diatoms

Great detail.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Polyethylene Pipettes (Single use?)
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Re: Polyethylene Pipettes (Single use?)

I reuse mine many times. Sometimes I'll bleach them out, but only when I worry about cross contamination between sample jars, which is not very often.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diatom tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Diatom tree

You certainly seem to be in a great area for cool specimens.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Advice on Leitz Ortholux 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Re: Advice on Leitz Ortholux 2

Good advice. If you can locate a group of amateur radio operators, one of them could probably do the repair work for you in exchange for a cold beverage or two.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Cross section of high voltage transformer coil
Replies: 15
Views: 3763

Re: Cross section of high voltage transformer coil

Yes, I use this scope regularly for QC. Occasionally I'll take photos to document various issues for future reference. This is the first time I have used it to view "pond life". I'll admit to spending quite a bit of time before work this morning just watching the amphipods, ostricods, and various ot...