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Discussion started by Kbud 7 years ago
Hi all! I was wondering, what have you guys seen under a microscope. I've seen paramecia, euglena, flatworms, plant cells, you name it, but no Amoebae. Oh well... maybe next time. Post about the cool things you have seen under a microscope below!
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coline
coline
Imagine that my microscope is like 30 years old or more, and the light bulb I have to use is one of those the kids use at night when they are afraid of dark! it is installed inside the lightbulb socket of the microscope!
6 years ago
Kbud
Kbud
Mine also goes only to 1000x. Maybe I could get a more powerful eyepiece. @bananaman - so jealous right now!
6 years ago
coline
coline
The coolest things I've ever seen are the paramecium swirling around, and the chloroplasts moving slowly inside the cells, my microscope gets to 1000X but I have no oil! its expensive!
6 years ago
bananaman
bananaman
I got a 20X eyepiece for my microscope, so it can go up to 2000X now!
I just used the oil immersion lens for the first time. Yeast and pollen look great at 1000-2000X!
6 years ago
Jimbok3
Jimbok3
I was a biology Teaching assistant my senior year so when I wasn't needed I got to mess around with specimens and conduct my own research. I've seen a hydra under a microscope they are very cool to watch, I'm trying to get a hydra culture started one of these days. I do have a daphnia culture that is over a year old so if I get the hydra they will have food!
7 years ago
bananaman
bananaman
Mine is a binocular microscope that goes up to 1000X.
However the 1000X is an oil immersion.
I used to use a 600X one.

I so want to see a hydra!!!
7 years ago
Kbud
Kbud
A live hydra would be cool to see! Alas, I've only seen a dead and dyed one in life science class. What kind of microscope do you have? Mine can go up to 1000x.
7 years ago
bananaman
bananaman
A scorpion, spiders, yeast, plant cells, cyclops, lots of little infusifora, etc...
But neveer a hydra...
sigh...
7 years ago

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