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Old 01-10-2013, 01:30 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Aquatic Delight View Post
meow do you ever shine light on the plants and watch as it adjusts to the new light coming in? then leave it and come back to look and see how it has changed?
I haven't done that yet, so I guess I'll have to try it out.

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Nifty! You mentioned oil immersion- did that come with phase contrast as well? Zeiss coatings? What kind of stage lamp are you using?
I'm only familiar with basic microscopes, so I have no idea what those are (or a small idea, actually). As for the lighting, it's an adjustable LED lamp. It's pretty bright and white, but a little low for viewing oil immersion well.

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Originally Posted by FisheriesOmen View Post
So can you just take pictures with a regular phone or camera through the microscope? I have had one for years but always thought it took hightech equipment to do that kind of stuff. Very cool!
Phone works better than a point and shoot camera, in my experience. I have a harder time with a camera (I have a Canon S95), and while the phone takes practice, it's pretty quick and efficient as you get the hang of it.

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Pond snail babies/eggs, 100X


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