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RE: [beemonitoring] Request for Microscope Information

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  • barbara.abraham@hamptonu.edu
    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?
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      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.

      Associate Professor

      SEEDS Ecology Chapter Advisor

      Department of Biological Sciences

      Hampton University

      Hampton, VA  23668




      From: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com [mailto:beemonitoring@yahoogroups.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:

      recommended makes/models
      makes/models to avoid
      lighting (I assume cool temperatures are needed for photographing live
      photographic capabilities
      specifications to look for
      anything else

      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.


      Gene Scarpulla
      Editor, The Maryland Entomologist
      Millers Island , Maryland
      ejscarp@comcast. net

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