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MinnowbaitMarch 3rd, 2016, 11:43 am
whitehall michigan

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Can anyone recommend a good microscope for viewing/photographing macroinvertebrates? I have a basic scope from microscope depot, but the field of vision is too narrow and the halogen bulb is HOT!
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LowBudgetMarch 21st, 2016, 6:50 am
Afton, NY

Posts: 25
I have turned cell phones and iPads into dissecting microscopes. It is relatively easy and inexpensive. The lighting can come from ambient light or LED flashlights.

I have put directions that I have written on how to build your own Smart-D-Scope for less than $8.00 at;

http://edengelman.com/smartDscope/smartDscope16P.pdf

I have posted some of my pictures on Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/107447394@N07/sets/72157641718340454/

This information was previously posted on this board.

Ed
Ed
Low Budget Fly Tying and Fishing author of "Behind the Fly"
http://edengelman.com/BTF.html
EntomanMarch 21st, 2016, 12:43 pm
Site Editor
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Ed -

If your wondering where the blue came from in your post, I converted your references to actual links for user ease.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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