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by micro_pix
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Tardigrade
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Tardigrade

Excellent images.

Dave
by micro_pix
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Christmas Tree Crystals
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas Tree Crystals

Last one! From a melt of Methyl-Sulphonyl Methane (the crystals melt at just above 100 C).
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by micro_pix
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Bladderwort (Utricularia sp.)
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Bladderwort (Utricularia sp.)

Remarkable structures and lovely photos.

Dave
by micro_pix
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Christmas Tree Crystals
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas Tree Crystals

Methyl-Sulphonyl Methane crystals are readily available as a food supplement and are water soluble. When dissolved in warm water and spread on to a slide it recrystallises very quickly forming mostly large and long rod-like crystals. For the first photo I caught them before they grew and in the seco...
by micro_pix
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: First attempt at crystals
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: First attempt at crystals

Thanks for that Phil.
by micro_pix
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: First attempt at crystals
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: First attempt at crystals

Nice! Looking at your set up I’m wondering where you put the analyser.

Dave
by micro_pix
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: strange brew
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: strange brew

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Excellent!

Dave
by micro_pix
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Christmas Tree Crystals
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas Tree Crystals

Thanks Rob, I'm using 60% water 40% Ethanol, 4:1 Beta Alanine to Glutamine, flash freezing then heating. Dave _Z8A1137_2.jpg . This is Glycine and L. Glutamine, the formations were much smaller, all of my photos above were using 4x and 10x objectives, this is using a 20x with coverslip. . 2020-12-24...
by micro_pix
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Rotifer: Squatinella mutica
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Rotifer: Squatinella mutica

Very nice! Great quality video.

Dave
by micro_pix
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Christmas Tree Crystals
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas Tree Crystals

Many thanks for the kind remarks.
Sumguy01 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:34 pm
=D> Very nice.
Just ordered some Taurine and will give it a try.
Thanks for sharing
Merry Christmas and happy new year. 😀
I did use Beta Alanine with the Taurine for the last two.

Happy Christmas! And a merry new year!
by micro_pix
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Christmas Tree Crystals
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas Tree Crystals

Thanks!

I just had a go with the amino acid Taurine and it made some interesting patterns too.

Dave


Large version on Flickr
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Large version on Flickr
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by micro_pix
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Christmas Tree Crystals
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas Tree Crystals

I bought them on Amazon. They are sold as food supplements and you can get them in small amounts for under $10. Search for Beta Alanine, L. Glutamine, Taurine, Lysine etc.

Dave
by micro_pix
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Christmas Tree Crystals
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas Tree Crystals

Thanks. I managed to get some nice results by experimenting with the mix and process a little. It's hard to squeeze them into the 300k limit so if you want to see them in their full glory they are on my Flickr page. Dave . Large version on Flickr _Z8A0167.jpg . Large version on Flickr 2020-12-14-18....