First Microscope Pics

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  1. abgg118

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    Hi all,

    At last I've started taking some pictures with the Microscope I got (second hand) more than a year ago. While I did try it out one weekend after I got it, I do want to examine much more than I have up to now (especially when I get the greenwater, rotifers and clown fry going). Today, I looked at some dried zooplancton (ZoPlan) with each of the 4 different lenses.

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    To get something in focus on the 100 is really tricky ...
    Hopefully some more interesting pics to follow later ...
     
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    Some more pics...

    A "fireworm" (or rather bristleworm of some kind). It's about 2cm long, so not as much magnification:
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    Don't know what this is, but it was frolicking next to some "detritus":
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    Salt crystals starting to form as the saltwater between the slides evaporates:
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    Some algae strand / critter's growth point:
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    The middle of the three dark dots seems to work the same as a snails mouth, scraping food off surfaces. Of course, this one is only a very small dark dot to the naked eye:
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    A diatom, I guess:
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    This one came out beuatifully. It kept wiggling all the appendages, moving around in this way:
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    ... and one showing some other legs and "body parts":
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    No idea what this is:
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    Probably a strand of algae of some sort:
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    Creepy buy oh so cool, brings a new perspective to the hobby.
     
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    Nice pics...very interesting...those freaky bugs play quiet a big role in marine tanks I'm sure
     
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    Great pics, what a scary looking little world. :eek:
     
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    I share my office with a friend who works with zooplankton and I asked her to give a brief ID on some of your pics.
    Pic. 2 is some kind of copepod
    Pic. 4 maybe a flatworm
    Pic. 6 a diatom as you thought
    Pic. 7 & 8 a copepod nauplii
    Pic. 9 a rotifer
    :)
     
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    Very nice! Keep em coming.
     
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    Thanks Hermie!
     
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    Very nice. Are your camera mounted on the microscope?
     
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    @Boegie: Yes, it's mounted onto one of the eyepieces and powered via USB.
     
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    very interesting stuff.
     
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    Bump. Any more pic's or perhaps @LikesFish has done some more pics with his scope?
     
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    Not yet, unfortunately ... been quiet again for a while ...
     
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