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Rheinberg Illumination

Tallahassee Pond Scum, Part 2

Samples from a stagnant pond in Tallahassee, Florida were imaged with the QX3 microscope using reflected Rheinberg illumination. Digital images of a water flea, a Cyclops, and a nematode worm are displayed below. Note the detail present in the bodies of these miniature creatures. While resolution does not compare to a research-grade microscope, the images are amazing considering they originate from a $100 toy.

Water Flea at 60x Magnification

Cyclops at 60x Magnification

Nematode at 200x Magnification

Rheinberg illumination digital images were recorded using a reflected light configuration consisting of auxiliary fiber optics light tubes covered in gels (oblique specimen illumination). Another, much darker gel was placed over the frosted diffusion screen to serve as the background color.


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