Good immersion oil

Re: Good immersion oil

Postby Mal Greaves » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:18 pm

Neil wrote:The pride is simply owning such a scope.

Neil.


Along with the resulting hole in the wallet.

Mal
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Re: Good immersion oil

Postby Leif Goodwin » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:11 pm

Mal Greaves wrote:
Neil wrote:The pride is simply owning such a scope.

Neil.


Along with the resulting hole in the wallet.

Mal


I can imagine Neil's chat up lines: "Hello gorgeous, want to come up and see my microscopes?". Sorry Neil.

Seriously though, I have seen some nice microscopes on ebay which have probably come from laboratories that have been shut down. They are not cheap, but they are a fraction of the new price.
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Re: Good immersion oil

Postby Andreas Gminder » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:28 pm

Hello,

could it be the case, that the moving cover slip is due to too much water (or dye or whatever) in the preparation? I have this effect sometimes - especially when using cotton blue in lactophenol - but only when too much fluid is under the cover glas. The immersion oil I use (and sell) the last years is a little bit less sticky then that of Olympus, what has one disadvantage: You need to be more carefully not to flood the whole cover slip in oil .... This oil is from a chemistry trader and costs there appr. 55 Euro / 1/2 liter or 16,50 Euro / 100 ml. Undoubtly less then Zeiss and it is an oil which I sold about 100 times in the last 3 years and no one had ever any complaints.

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Re: Good immersion oil

Postby Leif Goodwin » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:51 pm

Hello Andreas. Yes, I will try reducing the amount of stain/water and see if it makes any difference. Thanks.
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