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by charlie g
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: How to solve a problem related to oiling the condenser to the slide
Replies: 12
Views: 3929

Re: How to solve a problem related to oiling the condenser to the slide

Hello, gekko, I just went and measured my Labophot (my work horse stand usually) stage 'portal opening'...it measures 2 cmX7 cm in dimension! So you have 15 mm to roamX65mm with a slide oiled to the condenser...for me that's a lot of roaming space. If you need more area to observe...use a glass squa...
by charlie g
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Seeking advice on my first microscope
Replies: 18
Views: 5277

Re: Seeking advice on my first microscope

ooops! I meant sturdy biological microscopes.
by charlie g
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Seeking advice on my first microscope
Replies: 18
Views: 5277

Re: Seeking advice on my first microscope

Welcome, Cosmic-mote. Like Dennis...I have found study biological microscopes on eBay,,,very low cost...in fact I have too many of them! charlie guevara
by charlie g
Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramécie
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Re: Paramécie

Magnifique !! Merci, vasselie...for your ciliate encounteur. My intrest and the charm your Parame'cie draw me to...are those collections of internal inclusions which both images suggest are : same size, same location in the organism...and not ingested 'food'. thank you for this Parame'cie to ponder....
by charlie g
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Haematococcus under different lighting methods
Replies: 25
Views: 4873

Re: Haematococcus under different lighting methods

All these images make me hungry, gekko! A scoop of these on a cracker , and a dry champaigne! The colors are delicious...and that rich antioxidant pigment (astazanthine) is used by so many diverse organisms (flamingo birds, crusteaceans, etc..). thanks for this eye candy...charlie guevara
by charlie g
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hydrodictyon in Different Lighting
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Re: Hydrodictyon in Different Lighting

As already said...beautiful algae you give here...thank you,Jim T. I'm fond of your DF image...those marvelous struts, the symetries...it's like heading to dock at a space station,Jim T ...beautiful images...charlie guevara
by charlie g
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Scuticociliates
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Scuticociliates

It's our shared microscopy world views that are a great part of this forum experience (my opinion), gecko...pretty please do not ever sense I'm a taxonomist! I'm sure you'll notice in so many of my shared microscopy world views...I omit a binomial (Genus,species) of the protists, or other meiofauna ...
by charlie g
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Scuticociliates
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Scuticociliates

Nice ciliates,gekko...with all the mosquitos ( I,m still itchy on my knuckles after yesterdays chores and doggie hike)...with all those mosquitoes...it's perhaps good you do not have a home bird-bath. But if you ever change your mind...terra cotta basins are low cost...and you place two rather heavy...
by charlie g
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: P-protein strand from tobacco
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: P-protein strand from tobacco

thank you, caterpillar-guy. I'm a fossil...I recall my delight at the early TEM DNA images ( by Cairns??) in my genetics textbook. It is so fascinating to have your walking us through the protocol you used to collect the specimens..and time frames to achieve each step. I'm impressed at the issue of ...
by charlie g
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: change my password...please advise.
Replies: 2
Views: 3722

Re: change my password...please advise.

Thanks, BillT! I did not 'see' that ...even though I was 'looking' at it the first time...all the best, charlie guevara
by charlie g
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New member from Canada, eh..
Replies: 12
Views: 4387

Re: New member from Canada, eh..

Hello and welcome, boomed. Sorry for your recent loss. Thank you for sharing your very intresting paths with microscopy. I enjoy freshwater and wetlands microscopy here in finger lakes/US. We love the St.Lawrence River, and Canada in July and August. My major headache at the bench is dust specs in m...
by charlie g
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: change my password...please advise.
Replies: 2
Views: 3722

change my password...please advise.

Please offer direction...I need to change my forum password! I went to: User Control Panel...I could not find out how to change my password there. Thanks for any assistance folks...charlie guevara
by charlie g
Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Haematococcus (using different lighting methods) [added short video]
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: Haematococcus (using different lighting methods)

#3 is my favorite too! Thank you, gekko! charlie guevara
by charlie g
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: New arrival direct from Moscow
Replies: 32
Views: 9683

Re: New arrival direct from Moscow

Crater Eddie wrote:
75RR wrote:"Boris" is a perfect fit. Say hi from me. ;)
I'm sure if he could, Boris would say HI back, as would his younger cousin Natasha. :mrgreen:
Congrats Crater Eddie! Borish and Natasha are sweet! charlie guevara
by charlie g
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: new world
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Re: new world

Welcome...I hope you get a niece comfortable table spot to enjoy your microscopic adventures! charlie guevara
by charlie g
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: new boy
Replies: 29
Views: 6796

Re: new boy

crossed polarizing filters which I made from movie 3D glasses Thanks I will try that Hello, Bally and all. Yes, yes Bally...you can easily and low cost place two astronomy polarizer filters on top of each of your stereo scopes occulars...and a larger diameter polarizer filter in front of what ever ...
by charlie g
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hello.
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Re: hello.

Oooops! I mean to say: 'yeaah' to Phil and Jim T!
by charlie g
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hello.
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Re: hello.

Yeah to Phil and Jim T...we go up rt 81 from finger lakes/US...and summer on St.Lawrence River each year. Both the finger lakes, and St.Lawrence river very young...thanks to our regions last glacial retreat about 10,000 years ago. Water and microscopy of aquatic life...and the threads of waters thro...
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rotifer (short video)
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Re: Rotifer (short video)

Hi again, 75RR and gekko. I have an Olympus stand with a 40X DIC prism+objective...I purchased the complimentary 40X substage prism filter...cobbled with a substage polarizer...I think I achieved: 'poor mans DIC'. I used the shell of a freshwater seed-shrimp (Ostracod species)...I ran the setup and ...
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Amoeba (another one)
Replies: 13
Views: 2637

Re: Amoeba (another one)

I am an inexperienced image capture microscopist, and I am neoludite regarding the software image enhancements you have helped me with, gekko! But with my DL phase observing, or simple crossed-pol observing, or DF observing...I always encounter the issue you kindly bring to light now ( I could,nt re...
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: More bad Russian glass
Replies: 12
Views: 3927

Re: More bad Russian glass

Sorry for your optics let down, Crater Eddie. I'm con-US and always 'chickened out' of purchase from Belarus..often I see optics from there which I would like to aquire...I just worried about return policy. I am glad to learn the seller will refund to you..it's still a loss for everyone around the p...
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rotifer (short video)
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Re: Rotifer (short video)

The crystaline texture of this rotifer takes me fondly back to childhood days of visiting the NyC: Museum of Natural History. In a huge displlay, life in a drop of pond water is depicted by blown-glass protists, algae and protozoa alike...each organism made by hand of blown glass! Years latter as a ...
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Amoeba (another one)
Replies: 13
Views: 2637

Re: Amoeba (another one)

Hi 75R and gekko. Please tell,gekko, can you alter the background of this DIC image from...dark...to grey...to light...in a wetmount slide with a specimen like this? I ask as some of your other DIC images of protists...did not to my recollection have this dark (almost: crossed polarizer filter dark!...
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Amoeba (another one)
Replies: 13
Views: 2637

Re: Amoeba (another one)

Charming colors,Gekko....is this darkfield, is it oblique phase contrast substage filter setup...please share the contrast method? My intrest is in the predominance of only those two distincly different colors!

Thank you for this protist image. charlie guevara/ finger lakes,US
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: A Few of my Modern Microscopes
Replies: 13
Views: 5480

Re: A Few of my Modern Microscopes

Thank you Charles, for the elegant systems you shared with us. I have a soft spot for that curvacious black enamel stand which is on the cat walk near the end of this spectacular exhibit. The forms of these stands seem to have an organic theme...I'd love to hear the 'click' of an objective being bro...
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: From Belgium
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: From Belgium

Greetings and welcome,Joris. I'm glad you are able to attend a microscope-club in your area. With my location...this forum( thanks again,Oliver!), and a few other online-forums are my microscopist community.

I hope to share forum microscopy with you and others! charlie guevara/ finger lakes,US
by charlie g
Fri May 22, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hello.
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Re: hello.

Welcome, Phil...I so enjoyed your shareing the path of your microscopy...thank you so much for that! I am eager to share some of your plankton microscopy world views in this forum. It sounds great that you have adopted a sense of place involving a specific body of water. For me the linkages between ...
by charlie g
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pencil wood-shavings
Replies: 21
Views: 4242

Re: Pencil wood-shavings

Hello Gekko and all..I guess I need to go to Oliver's section on 'reduceing file size' before attempting to post images...my images are 'too large a file size' to be acceptable for posting. Anyway...your secondary growth zyleme/wood...is clearly conifer wood...based upon the excellent round bordered...
by charlie g
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Water organisms in cold water
Replies: 6
Views: 5522

Re: Water organisms in cold water

Hello...go to Olivers: 'author index'...look for charles guevara...keep warm...and keep microscopy looking in winter!
by charlie g
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Christmas Cactus
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Christmas Cactus

Long ago as undergrad..I used succulent plant: Kalenchoe daigremontianum(?sp?)...a succulent termed:'the pregnancy plant'. I have the 1974 preparred slides I made for a microtechnique course under Dr. Randal...thank you Dr.Randal! My wax blocks I was able to section at about 7-10 microns (giving awa...