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Got a digital microscope

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#1 Offline Herdo - Posted June 18 2019 - 3:01 PM

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For fathers day I asked my wife to get me a digital microscope so I could take some better taxonomic photos for identification.

 

After about an hour of use, I'm pretty satisfied with this thing.  It doesn't take the greatest photos, and I haven't been able to really test the video recording feature yet, but it definitely performs well enough for my needs.

 

Here's a few photos I quickly took.  Don't mind the subjects, they're a bit stiff and curled up as they died quite a while ago.

 

 

 

Novomessor sp. with measurements

 

 

 

 

Pogonomyrmex rugosus

 

 

 

 

Pogonomyrmex rugosus stinger measurement

 

 

 

 

As you can see, it even has a rudimentary measuring feature.  It needs to be re-calibrated after every adjustment, but it works well. 

 

I'm pretty sure that with this microscope I was able to get a positive ID on that Novomessor worker.  Novomessor cockerelli.

 

 

Hopefully I won't have to wait long for more subjects to shoot.


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#2 Offline Acutus - Posted June 18 2019 - 4:15 PM

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Cool!  B)  B)


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Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva






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