Question about Microscope for Fecals

Discussion in 'TGS Announcements & Help' started by LazyCreekGoats, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. LazyCreekGoats

    LazyCreekGoats Member

    Aug 31, 2018

    I am going to be buying a microscope for fecals. I am considering purchasing the AmScope B250:

    Here is the description:

    Our new binocular compound microscope is designed for teaching demonstrations, clinical examinations and laboratory applications. It is a perfect microscope for teachers and students including those in medical school or with a major in biology. It comes with a Siedentopf binocular head, double layer mechanical stage with course & fine focusing, and an LED illumination system. There are four magnification settings: 40X, 100X, 400X & 1000X. This microscope is an ideal instrument for bacterial, biological, and pharmaceutical researches.

    Features :

    • 30 degree inclined 360 degree swiveling Siedentopf binocular head
    • High quality precise optical glass elements
    • Easy to attach a microscope camera or digital imager
    • Four magnification settings, 40X, 100X, 400X & 1000X
    • Four Achromatic objectives, DIN 4X, 10X, 40X(S), 100X(S,Oil)
    • Adjustable interpupillary distance
    • Adjustable ocular diopter
    • Variable intensity illumination
    • Coaxial coarse and fine focus adjustment
    • Focusing knobs are on both sides
    • Stage upward moving lock protects objectives and slides
    • Stain-resistant double layer mechanical stage
    • NA1.25 Abbe Condenser with iris diaphragm & filters
    • Rack and pinion adjustment condenser

    Specifications :

    • Eyepiece: widefield, WF10X
    • Objective: Achromatic DIN 4X, 10X, 40X(S), 100X(S, Oil)
    • Head: 30 degree inclined 360 degree swiveling binocular
    • Interpupillary distance: 1-4/5" - 2-9/10" (48mm - 75mm)
    • Adjustable ocular diopter
    • Nosepiece: revolving quadruple
    • Mechanical Stage: 3-D double layer
    • - Size: 4-5/8" x 5" (118mm x 127mm)
    • - Travel Range (X-Y): 2-13/16" x 1-3/16" (70mm x 30mm)
    • Condenser: NA1.25 Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm
    • Illumination: LED light, transmitted, intensity adjustable, GS and CE approved
    • Focusing: coaxial coarse & fine knobs on both sides
    • Power Supply: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, AC/DC adapter (UL approved) Included. AAA Batteries (3, included)

    Packing List :

    • One Siedentopf Binocular Microscope Head
    • One Microscope Body Frame with Double Layer Mechanical Stage and LED Illumination
    • Four DIN Standard Objectives, 4X, 10X, 40X and 100X
    • One Pair of Widefield 10X Eyepieces
    • Sample Immersion Oil
    • AAA Batteries (3)
    • Blue Color Filter
    • User's Manual
    • Net weight: 11 lbs
    • Shipping weight: 13 lbs

      In addition here are some more facts I have learned:
      • Has a metal frame
      • It is a compound brightfield microscope
      • It might not have a rheostat
      • It does have a stage limit stop/slip clutch
      • The rack & pinion, focus gears, and screws are metal
      • It is manufactured under the ISO 9001 Quality Control Standard
      • It comes with a 5 year warranty against manufacturer defects
      • It does not have infinity corrected objectives

        I think the actual size is 4½ x 9 inches. I also have a picture that shows exactly what parts of the microscope is plastic. What does everyone think about this microscope. Recommendations? I'd appreciate any advise.
  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Looks like a nice microscope for fecals! :)
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  3. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Wish I could help, but I still take my fecals to the vet. :(
  5. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    That one looks amazing :)
    I do my own fecals on one with that's not nearly as fancy and it works fine.
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  6. LazyCreekGoats

    LazyCreekGoats Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    What is a normal size for a microscope. This AmScope model is 13 inches tall and 4½ inches long. The "footprint" is 6½ inches x 5 inches.

    This seems small to me. What does anyone else think?
  7. LazyCreekGoats

    LazyCreekGoats Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    Here is a picture of the microscope. Is this microscope full-size or is it smaller than normal microscopes?
    Amscope B250.jpg