Soil Foodweb Inc.
Dr. Elaine Ingham

                   Microscope Ordering Information

1. Microscope Recommended $400

If you do not already have a microscope and would like to buy one, here is a link to a page on Microscope.net where you can buy one with a built in camera:  
http://www.microscopenet.com/omax-40x400x-trinocular-compound-microscope-with-digital-camera-soil-p-10728.html. This is an OMAX 40X-2500X Full Size Lab Digital Trinocular Compount LED Microscope with 14 MP USB  Camera and 3D Mechanical Stage. $400.

Total magnification: 40X-100X-250X-400X-1000X-2500X; Eyepieces: widefield WF10X/18 and WF25X; Objectives: achromatic DIN 4X, 10X, 40X (S), 100X (S, Oil); Viewing head: 45 degrees inclined 360 degrees swiveling trinocular; Interpupillary distance: sliding adjustable 2-3/16inch ~ 2-15/16inch (55mm ~ 75mm); Diopter: adjustable on both eyepiece tubes; Nosepiece: revolving quadruple

Stage: mechanical stain-resistant double layer, size: 5-1/2inch x 5-1/2inch (140mm x 140mm), translation range: 3inch x 2inch (75mm x 50mm); Photo tube adjustment range: 5/8inch (15mm); Focus: coaxial coarse and fine focus knobs on both sides, rack and pinion adjustment, with tension control; Focusing knob can be locked for observation and transportation; Condenser and diaphragm: Abbe NA1.25 rack and pinion adjustment condenser with iris aperture diaphragm

Black palm rest on the base; Illumination: transmitted (lower), replaceable 3W LED light, variable intensity; Metal mechanical components; Power supply: 100V~240V 50/60Hz worldwide range (US and Canada power plug)

Digital camera: - true color 4096x3288 pixels (14M pixels) - 0.5X reduction lens to get larger field of view - 0.01 mm calibration slide: 1mm/100 division - Frame speed: 1.8fps at 4096x3288, 10fps at 2048x1644, 27fps at 1024x822 - Software compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS and Linux operating system - Capturing microscope images, recording live video, measuring lengths, angles, areas, editing images - USB cable included.

2. Microscope with the Camera $259
If you are good with your smart phone, you can take pictures through the eyepieces of the microscope. Just the scope without the camera is $259.

http://www.microscopenet.com/omax-40x400x-binocular-compound-microscope-soil-microscopy-p-10726.html

3.  Microscope with Third Port $280
Or here is the microscope with the third port to put the camera on if you think you might decide to do that later on..

http://www.microscopenet.com/omax-40x400x-trinocular-compound-microscope-soil-microscopy-p-10725.html

    
Other microscope accessories you will need:

1.  Slides - Size: 3.6 x 3.1 x 1.2 inches

https://www.amazon.com/Karter-Scientific-Microscope-Slides-Corners/dp/B005Z4QSJI/ref=pd_sim_328_39?ie=UTF8&dpID=51eHuNHIq0L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=KP52RBVW5GEPC48G1NSN

2. Coverslips -  Premiere 94-1818 Square Cover Glass, 18 x 18mm Size, No. 1 Thickness (10oz.)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EP0REW8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

3. Test tubes -  Size: 15ml, Conical bottom, Plastic, with screw top Lid 
   http://www.globescientific.com/15ml-polystyrene-c-8_187_669.html

4. Transfer Pipettes - Karter Scientific 206H2 - 3ml Graduated Transfer Pipettes, Vol 7ml, 1/2ml Graduations, 155mm, Pack
    of 500 for $13.89
    https://www.amazon.com/Karter-Scientific-206H2-Transfer-Pipettes/dp/B00207CO7I/ref=pd_sim_328_1?
ie=UTF8&dpID=31w3jwFGicL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR320%2C320_&psc=1&refRID=AXP4EPEC98APDVM7EFET


5.  Optical Lens Cleaner - Works for all lenses of microscopes - objectives, eyepieces, etc.
https://www.amazon.com/AmScope-CLS-Sparkle-Optical-Cleaner/dp/B007LBEEWQ/ref=pd_sim_328_11?ie=UTF8&dpID=412Ym8-A3wL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=KP52RBVW5GEPC48G1NSN

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