Microscope work...no really...
Posted 23 January 2006 - 08:51 PM
We all know that spores are just for viewing, so here are some pix for those of you who wanna see. :)
First pic is of 400x Pan Cyan (Australia)
Next 4 pix are 650x Pan Cyan (Ausies) with different lighting conditions
Sixth pic is of 400x Psy Cubensis (PE6)
Remainder is 650x same cubies with different lighting conditions.
All the strains of cubies I have inspected look exactly alike to me. I bet we humans all look exactly alike to the mushrooms! LOL
Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:14 PM
Seriously, I am very anxious for ANY scope shots you want to upload. Anything at all. I love these spore shots. Lots of detail and you can really see the difference between strains. All of these are going in my personal archives.
Mycellium, germination, contaminants, ANYTHING you wanna stick under that baby will be gobbled up enthusiastically by this 'topiate!!!!
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:16 PM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:27 PM
I'll take just more pics of anything fungi related, too!
I would LOVE to see a section of sporulating vs. not sporulating gill tissure...I'm not requesting, by the way. Whatever you wanna post is great by me!
This may be way below your level, but here is a page about manipulating an Intel QX3 digitial 'scope for better images:
If you are interested, also, you can do some REALLY cool things with "light staining." There are some low heat/high output colored LEDs that would be ideal for such a thing.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 11:45 PM
I will get the specifics on the scope but it is a darkfield, polarizing, and brightfield binocular setup with a nice digicam mounted. Has 10x eyepieces and a 10x, 25x, 40x, 65x objectives. You can switch from the three modes very quickly. The 650x seems a bit fuzzy, but it might not be set up right...looking at the trouble shooting section. I think the light source is not perfectly placed also. But at 400x it is crisp.
Next time I get some fresh mushrooms...heck, even some storebought shiitakes, I will take some pix. :) Glad you like.
I have access to a true Nomarski with up to 1000x but it's harder to use. It also has a camera.
Posted 24 January 2006 - 12:29 AM
Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:26 AM
BTW, in that link just above, the 'historical photo' if anyone didn't figure it out at the time is the very first clamp connection that resulted in the rebirth of the Redboy.
Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:01 PM
First up is some random eye candy of some crystals under various lighting and magnifications. I especially like the rainbows that happen naturally in these. :D
Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:04 PM
Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:08 PM
Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:17 PM
Oh, and since this is the last of the bunch (and two different sets that I am lumping together just cuz they are so similar) I will let Bonzai know:
This is a reflection darkfield and/or polarizing (brightfield too) bi-ocular scope made in Japan by Meiji Techno with an Infinity 1 camera made by lumenara scientific. :) If I play with the Nomarski again soon I will get data on it. But this one is in my lab. :D
Oh...one more thing...you can really see the texture of the off-white newspaper grade paper I used for printing all these. Should have had some white typing paper but, alas, this is what I had, so the colors are all a bit funky. It's amazing I could even get pix of the light and white spores using the darkfield cuz I really couldn't see them with the other two modes. I wish I had an 800x or 1000x setting but beggars and choosers...
Posted 24 January 2006 - 09:05 PM
You are already getting better at lighting and pulling out details!!!! Keep at it, man, you'll be a pro in no time!!!
I love all the different shapes and colors of spores. All those tiny little packets of life. It boggles the mind.
Totally cool, dude!!! PLEASE keep it up !!!!!:bow: