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Old 01-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #16
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I should pick up one for my son, forgot how cool that stuff is

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #17
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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?



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but will he acutally get to use it? or dad perminantly borrow it?
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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?
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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!
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Awesome! Now I want a microscope really bad! LOL!
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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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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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wow that is super cool! those guys actually a little personality now!

the first baby eggs at 100x kinda looks like a chicken.
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is the pygmy blinking?
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is the pygmy blinking?
I believe that's the heart pumping.
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Very cool shots. I remember buying one of the Fleabay digital microscopes when I was stationed in Salerno, Afghanistan in '08 to inspect precious stones I was finding in the markets. It had video outputs for monitors, and did a great job for the price. It saved me a large sum of money on some purchases (finding out some stones were glass, etc.)

Only problem I had was running out of things to put under it.
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