Just ran my first fecal test. Everything went fine, for about the first five seconds
I used the instructions on fiasco farm.
I weighed out 3 grams of poop. It was supposed to be about 1/2-3/4 teaspoon. I got maybe 2 teaspoons.
Mashed it up, added 25ml flotation solution.
Then strained it and poured it into the test tube. And ran into another problem. It didn't fill the test tube all the way.
So I made some more and strained it and all, and added it to the test tube. It filled to the top.
Then I set the coverslip on and after the 20 minute wait, it was super thick at the top. This was after I strained the liquid. When I lifted the coverslip, it came with the coverslip in globs. I scraped a little off.
After a ton of trouble from the microscope (I won't go into details - I figured it out for the most part
) I finally have a slide to look at.
But then I couldn't find a single egg. I looked all over the slide, for maybe 15-20 mins, and nothing. Tons of bubbles, tons of hay particles, but nothing that looked like any of the parasite egg photos I have seen. I did find one thing that looked like a pill shape, but it didn't have anything in it. Is there a parasites egg type that looks like that?
So, what do you think?