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If you need illumination for a dissecting microscope, we are finding
that a ten-dollar (US) LED desk lamp from Ikea is quite satisfactory.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10128734

Steve.

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 4:41 AM, gretchen halpert
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> Linda,
> I have an Olympus stereo (dissecting) microscope I'm very happy with. I use
> it with a separate high intensity illuminator (Fiber-Lite by Dolan-Jenner).
> It's at least 20 years old, hasn't been serviced since '96, and working
> perfectly.
> I also have a compound scope which I rarely use.
> If you want to look at insect and plant parts, you want the
> stereo/dissection scope. If you wanted to make slides and see at the
> cellular level, you'd use the compound scope. If you inherited lots and lots
> of money, had the space and prep skills, and want to see what's inside dust
> mite thighs, you could get a electron microscope.
> Good luck with your search.
> Gretchen
>
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hi All:
>> I hope everyone is weathering their storms with success.
>> Do you have any advice for purchasing a microscope? I've always wanted
>> one, and I am starting to search.
>> I want it mainly for looking at insect and plant parts. Is there a
>> magnification that I should concentrate for.
>> Don't need an electron microscope's detail.
>> Any preferred places to purchase?
>> I have a BioQuip catalog, need to pull it off the shelf.
>> I like investigating the world, and just a practical scope that is not
>> super expensive. I don't work for anybody, so this is my own expenditure.
>> Contact me off list if you like, and/or don't want to clog up the
>> listserv.
>> Many thanks,
>> Linda
>> _____________________
>> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
>> P.O. Box 325
>> Hereford, AZ 85615
>> (520) 803-0538
>> www.lindafeltner.com
>>
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