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Purchasing a microscope

Postby Kathii on Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:08 pm

I am wondering which microscope would be best for Koi scraping and identifying parasites.

Postby on Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:38 am


It will basically boil down to the size of the parasites in question.

For something in the range of a bacteria size, you will need to make prepared slides. A good choice here would be a conventional microscope such as the LOMO BMH4-BH.

For larger ectoparasites, you may do very well with a high powered stero such as the LOMO SF-100. You can even get an auxillary lens, SF-AO2X 2x Auxiliary Objective (For SF-100 models only), to increase the magnification to 200x.
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