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by discomorphella
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: A very odd looking amoeba!
Replies: 7
Views: 16276

Charlie and Ken--

I hope someone has an ID for this one, since they are showing up in my pond cultures as well.

--David
by discomorphella
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Copepode's soccer
Replies: 2
Views: 8311

Hi Bernhard--

Nice shot, where's the picture of a rotifer headbutting the copepod? :lol:

--David
by discomorphella
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Aphid
Replies: 3
Views: 9423

Hi Ron-- Nice shot of the little parasites...can see the larger one's drilling right in...I'm firmly on the side of the roses...what kind of mutant organophosphate-resistant aphids have you been breeding up there? If the Diazanon isn't working, maybe your next shot should be the aphid being made int...
by discomorphella
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Marine diatoms attached to Polysiphonia
Replies: 2
Views: 8828

Hi Charlie-- Very, very nice. Its hard to get the fans of diatoms all in focus, let alone the getting diatoms and their substrate rendered well together. I've found hydroids whose stems were encrusted with diatoms but I haven't been able to get good pictures of them, nothing close to a shot like thi...
by discomorphella
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: clytia bakeri polyps
Replies: 2
Views: 7987

clytia bakeri polyps

I was in San Diego a bit ago and found a few bean clams (Donax gouldii) on the beach, each with a fringe of the colonial hydroid Clytia bakeri growing on them. Naturally I wanted to see how they looked under the scope...I manged to bring a few strands home in a cup of iced seawater (the looks I got ...
by discomorphella
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: The Bdelloidea Rotifers.... practicing miniature soccer ??
Replies: 2
Views: 7978

Gooooooaaaaaallll! Those are very nice movies Thomas. The "sidelong" illumination is a good effect, and it lights up the "ball" well. Next you can yellow card the second rotifer...

--David
by discomorphella
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Half of a click beetle's trigger mechanism
Replies: 7
Views: 26279

Hi Rik-- That apparatus is a thing o'beauty. I will have to try it as well, since I have a tube "microscope" and the identical mill-drill table. Just one more adapter for the SLR. I find that I seem to spend almost as much time making adapters for things as actually taking pictures. Great image, I w...
by discomorphella
Mon May 29, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: morel squash prep
Replies: 7
Views: 10193

Thanks Ken--
And I seem to recall you do get images like these :lol: . I just wish I had a higher success rate, I have to collect gigabytes of "nonstriking" images... to obtain these few decent ones..

--David
by discomorphella
Mon May 29, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Statoblast
Replies: 5
Views: 11153

Hi Charlie--

Beautiful and informative (as usual). Where'd you find the Byrozoans? I've searched for them but haven't found any colonies yet.

--David
by discomorphella
Mon May 29, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: morel squash prep
Replies: 7
Views: 10193

Thanks Ron and Charlie and Mike for your kind replies. One thing to keep in mind for oblique is that the background illumination "cleanliness" is an important factor in the final image. I typically make sure I get a good blank image before I start a run of oblique shots and then use imageJ to normal...
by discomorphella
Sun May 28, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: morel squash prep
Replies: 7
Views: 10193

Thanks Mike-- The oblique shot was illuminated with a semicircular disk (black plastic sheet) in one of the slots in the 402a condenser turret on the orthoplan. It was ~1/3 of the radius. As Ron Neumeyer has pointed out you can get a very similar pattern by partially offsetting the BF aperture as we...
by discomorphella
Sat May 27, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: morel squash prep
Replies: 7
Views: 10193

morel squash prep

Here's a simple recipe for preparing a morel; cut out a tiny piece of the mushroom, place it in a drop of PBS or water and squash the heck out of it with a coverglass (carefully). Although it doesn't have the uniformity of a paraffin or methacrylate section, and the microanatomy is a bit, well, dist...
by discomorphella
Sat May 20, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: some very thinly sliced truffle
Replies: 3
Views: 4148

Thanks Mike and Charlie-- Yes, its true, the recipe for a Hematoxylin and Fast Green Truffle is a bit more elaborate than for truffled rice...and the fixed ones keep a bit better too, but the flavor suffers after being in formalin....next I'm going to try a squash prep, so the entire spore surface c...
by discomorphella
Fri May 19, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: some very thinly sliced truffle
Replies: 3
Views: 4148

some very thinly sliced truffle

Its not well known, but here in the NW USA we have some of the finest (white) truffles in the world. Its even less well known that trufles have some of the most interesting spores to look at...so when I dug a few up I dusted off the old 820 and got out the paraformaldehyde and cellosolve and parapla...
by discomorphella
Wed May 10, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope Gallery
Topic: Insects beware
Replies: 8
Views: 27072

Charlie-- Many thanks for sharing your methods (with us mortals... :D ). The hemispherical lighting diffuser is very clever, I will have to try it out. All the queen yellow jackets have come out in the past week or so looking for homes...many in my barn, so I've got lots of specimens I could use you...