RE: [beemonitoring] Request for Microscope Information
I would also like to include a good dissecting microscope in a grant proposal. The ones at NCTC (bee course) were very nice. Did anybody get their specs?
Barbara J. Abraham, Ph.D.
SEEDS Ecology Chapter Advisor
Department of Biological Sciences
Hampton, VA 23668
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Eugene J. Scarpulla
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:40 PM
To: Bee United
Subject: [beemonitoring] Request for Microscope Information
Please forgive the request of an ornithologist turned entomologist. I know
what to look for when purchasing binoculars and spotting scopes (Leica,
Swarovski, Zeiss), but I need advice on purchasing a dissecting stereoscope.
All this year, I am doing bee bowl surveys (a la Sam Droege) on Hart-Miller
Island , MD in the Chesapeake Bay . I would like to purchase a quality
microscope for identifying bees and other insects. I also would like to
have the capability to photograph pinned and live specimens. I would
greatly appreciate it if anyone could advise me on the following:
makes/models to avoid
lighting (I assume cool temperatures are needed for photographing live
specifications to look for
If you can assist, please respond directly to me (or to the list if you
think that the information would be of interest to others). Thank you.
Editor, The Maryland Entomologist
Millers Island , Maryland
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