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dcloin

Microscope help

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My son and myself(28 & 48) have begun to get more interested in searching for and identifying mushroom species.  I’m trying to find a decent microscope to help. I believe I read somewhere that 1000x was necessary.  I’ve attached some pics and information. If anyone has suggestions or advice, I’m all ears. I’m not opposed to buying new if necessary, just checking options since I’m not really sure what exactly to get. 

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Hmmm I’m starting to wonder if anyone here uses a microscope to help with identification.  

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Give it time.  Someone will come along and help you out.  I personally haven't had any experience using a microscope (besides 8th grade science class). I know they're useful in identifying some mushrooms,  but usually positive IDs can be made with the obvious characteristics seen by the naked eye. 

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Thanks for the reply.   Being new to this forum I guess I need to realize it may not see a lot of activity every day.  I’ll wait patiently. 

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I don't know how many people get notification of new topics,  but several people check a few times per week.  It's definitely not a large group of people,  but the quality of knowledgeable people is rich, in my opinion.  Makes me feel like a novice...oh, wait....I am a novice...lol 

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