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#1 OneDaveT

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:31 AM

Making lemonade out of lemons. The boys came home with some new buddies. I got out my microscope and stuck my dSLR in the trinocular. I posted the video to youtube:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=T2QvoDvs4OY

I bought a used 70's vintage (Tokyo) Olympus, along with a trinocular head on e-bay... and a lens that would allow me to attach to my canon dSLR.

Viewing live creature under an optical microscope kicks up the interest level quite a bit. We found hunting rotifiers from pond water pretty entertainng too.

enjoy,
Dave

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:56 AM

That's not what I was expecting at all, but - good job!

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

Nice video. Creepy but nice! As it turns out I have viewed head lice through my microscope. It's even more creepy when the live critter is right there in front of you!

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:48 PM

Nice job. Makes your skin crawl.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:23 PM

I put a dust bunny under my microscope and found a dust mite

www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3qUL1nAAPU

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:44 PM

Did this guy have a blood meal?






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