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OfflinePooPs
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MIcroscope use!
    #1551176 - 05/15/03 03:11 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

OIa folks!

ok. i got my dirty hands on a school grade microscope, nice, 3 different settings, red green and yellow i beleive.( could be wrong, i'm at work, and don't have it handy)

I've used them before in Bio class to look at onions, pretty cool stuff..

It does not have a light.. wich i thought to be strange... but i can see light thru it.

My question is as follows...

Can i tell what variety of psilocybe Cubensis ( spelling... i know. sorry ) i have ex: tapalpa, EQ, Wollongong... etc.... i mixed up my syringes from the get-go. i've made my own prints a few times since then and no longer know what i've got.....

Do all PC spores have similar spore size shape etc.... or will they differ!!

I will soon know . but i need some glass slides wich i don't yet have...

( and no.. i did not steal it... it was given to me by a friend who did. and has not used it in 3 years!!... he figured i might! )


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Re: MIcroscope use! [Re: PooPs]
    #1551181 - 05/15/03 03:13 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I can't tell the difference.

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Re: MIcroscope use! [Re: micro]
    #1551505 - 05/15/03 04:51 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

can you tell the difference? ( remember the ABC commercial!? hahaha)
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How does one measure the micron size of the spore in question..

there seems to be a needle looking thing withing the optic... i was wondering if that conresponded to a measurement of some kind...

ok.. i'm off to google ..... damit...


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Re: MIcroscope use! [Re: PooPs]
    #1551510 - 05/15/03 04:53 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I use a hemacytometer.

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Re: MIcroscope use! [Re: micro]
    #1553153 - 05/16/03 03:01 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Everything you never wanted to know about microscopes right here: http://www.microscopyu.com/tutorials/java/

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Re: MIcroscope use! [Re: PooPs]
    #1553228 - 05/16/03 03:33 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

The spores of different cubensis strains are practically equal. You can use the microscope to notice the differences between species not between strains.


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Re: MIcroscope use! [Re: zeronio]
    #1553585 - 05/16/03 10:27 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I have access to optical microscopes at uni, up to 800x magnification. Would it take much preparation to view spores? Just put them on a slide with a drop of water? I might give that a go next time I remember.


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Re: MIcroscope use! [Re: zeronio]
    #1554204 - 05/16/03 03:37 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

The spores of different cubensis strains are practically equal. You can use the microscope to notice the differences between species not between strains. 




I guess that means that one could pick almost ANY of the Ps cubensis strains for one's microscopy experiments !  :laugh:

 


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Re: MIcroscope use! [Re: zeta]
    #1554482 - 05/16/03 05:44 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

I have access to optical microscopes at uni, up to 800x magnification. Would it take much preparation to view spores? Just put them on a slide with a drop of water? I might give that a go next time I remember.




Yeah -- that works. You can just put a drop af spore solution on a slide and dry the water on a hotplate on a min. heat setting. If you want you could also fix that in methanol and stain with trypan blue; makes them a bit easier to see.

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