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I got ones of those USB “microscopes” that is not really a microscope

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:58 pm
by Supercazzola
But it did take a nice picture of this Pygmy and its gemmae.
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Re: I got ones of those USB “microscopes” that is not really a microscope

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:02 pm
by Carnies
Nice gemmae, wanna trade for some? ;)

Re: I got ones of those USB “microscopes” that is not really a microscope

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:10 am
by Supercazzola
If I can get some help knowing when they are ready, sure.

Re: I got ones of those USB “microscopes” that is not really a microscope

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:07 am
by Supercazzola
Another view
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Re: I got ones of those USB “microscopes” that is not really a microscope

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:04 am
by Apollyon
Looks like very soon lol. Careful though, they're projectiles.

Something I did that actually eliminates the guesswork is I made a "vaccuum" by punching a couple holes in the lidf of a small glass jar (like a baby food jar or something) and put a couple straws in. One aimed at the crown. I don't know about others but I didn't like the idea of fishing out tiny green specks so I eliminated the middle man and lined the inner wall with a damp paper towel (I used a small jar) When it flew through the straw it hit the damp towel and stayed there. Not only does it preserve them but I pulled out all of them in one go. The damp paper towel catch was one of my better ideas. Kept them in the jar until I was ready to plant them.

Another option is popping them off with forceps (I did that with some more stubborn ones) Good luck!

Re: I got ones of those USB “microscopes” that is not really a microscope

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:11 pm
by Supercazzola
That is a great solution. How do you know when they are ready ? Do the ones in my photo look ready ? Time to buy some baby food.

Re: I got ones of those USB “microscopes” that is not really a microscope

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:35 pm
by Carnies
Supercazzola wrote:If I can get some help knowing when they are ready, sure.
The ones in the very outside on the first pic look about ready, wait a bit more and you'll have some little bombs flying all over the place.

Re: I got ones of those USB “microscopes” that is not really a microscope

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:35 pm
by Supercazzola
Carnies wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:02 pm Nice gemmae, wanna trade for some? ;)
Carnies, I PM’d you. Or is it DM’d ?
Either way, let me know by 00:00 Monday Eastern time, or I will open up a giveaway. I harvested 15 or so of the gemmae from the Drosera paleacea.