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Microscope advice (1 Viewer)


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I am planning to buy a stereomicroscope to aid my identification of insects - mainly beetles and possibly I might have a go at gen detting moths. Could anyone on here please advise on the magnification I would need and possibly recommend a make or model that I should consider. My budget is in the order of £200. I like the look of the EduBlue microscopes but looks can be deceptive!


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I bought a microscope from Anglian Lepidopterists Supplies for dabbling with moth dissections. I chose 20x and 40x magnifications. It is pretty basic but does the job okay and is around £200.00 AJ06a is the model I think.

More recently I have bought a compound microscope from Brunel for photography - I dealt with one of their directors Helen Murray I found them very helpful indeed; this was last year so I was able to visit but they do a very efficient online service too. Hope the link works:-


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