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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 14 2014 - 1:48 PM

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So I finally bought a microscope.  (y)  I got the AmScope 3.5X-90X Boom Stand Binocular Zoom Stereo Microscope on Boom + 80 LED Light, as seen here (http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B006QN5T5G).

 

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Now maybe I can start keying out some of my ants myself. :)

 

Experts (if any happen to be viewing this): Let me know what you think, or what else I should know or buy.



#2 Offline Zeiss - Posted February 14 2014 - 4:01 PM

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Are you going to get that one camera attachment?

#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 14 2014 - 5:08 PM

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Not sure yet.



#4 Offline Anthony - Posted February 14 2014 - 6:47 PM

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Ok WOW JUST WOW

#5 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 20 2014 - 8:03 PM

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:D :D :D



#6 Offline Crystals - Posted February 21 2014 - 7:08 AM

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I think someone is having a second Christmas.  :D

 

Why isn't it put together yet?  ;)


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#7 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 21 2014 - 7:59 AM

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It is now. :)

 

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#8 Offline Anthony - Posted February 21 2014 - 7:32 PM

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Wow just wow

#9 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 25 2014 - 7:25 AM

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Built a little insect microscope stage for it.
 
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#10 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 25 2014 - 8:55 PM

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One of my first pictures with this thing. :)
 
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#11 Offline specimen24-6 - Posted February 25 2014 - 9:33 PM

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Ahh a alien, no wait it's just a male ant. XD

#12 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted December 25 2014 - 2:57 PM

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Built a little insect microscope stage for it.
 
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So... How did you make this???

#13 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 26 2014 - 4:43 AM

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Plate of steel, steel tube, threaded stud, cylindrical magnet, ball bearing (a little larger than the tube), cork, five thin round adhesive pads/feet (one used as the base of the cork), super glue, and spray paint.

 

Knowing the materials, the picture should pretty much give the how.



#14 Offline James C. Trager - Posted December 26 2014 - 8:24 AM

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Male Camponotus, I'd say. You'll be able to see a lot with this scope. No need to upgrade until you get that keying experience and decide you're ready for Solenopsis:dash:


Edited by James C. Trager, December 26 2014 - 8:25 AM.


#15 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted December 26 2014 - 1:04 PM

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What is significant about Solenopsis?

Edited by Gregory2455, December 26 2014 - 1:05 PM.


#16 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 26 2014 - 1:21 PM

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If I remember right, I think a lot of the genus is very hard to ID.



#17 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted December 26 2014 - 1:56 PM

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Oh, the their ant half of the genus must be hard...

#18 Offline Jonathan21700 - Posted January 18 2015 - 8:33 AM

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Congrats! Awesome microscope!







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