What level of magnification is required to view semen samples?
Also, when people refer to "bright-field" microscopes, are they referring to standard, lighted-stage lab microscopes?
Thanks for your help.
Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2001 - 01:05 pm:
100 and 400 magnification are required. This is usually achieved by having a 10x eyepiece and a 10x and 40x objective.
Yes - the "bright-field" microscope is the standard microscope.
If you're looking at buying and are debating good used vs. cheaper new, go with a good brand-name (Zeiss; Bausch & Lomb; etc) used 'scope, which will cost you about the same as a new cheaper quality one but the optics will be considerably better.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 09:47 pm:
After you put a slide under the clips, which objective should you be looking through?
It's easiest to start with the 10x objective and move up to the 40x. If it's a good 'scope the higer power shouldn't need much adjustment to be in focus, and starting at the lower magnification tends to prevent breaking the cover slip by getting the objective too close to the slide trying to focus it!
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