Fish Disease Microscopy
Identify the full range of parasite diseases in Koi Carp and other fish
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There are several ways in which both still images and video clips can be obtained from any type of microscope. There are four main approaches.
The options below relate to the microscopes described in this web site. Should you have a different model then contact us for advice.
Digital SLR Cameras
To be able to attach a standard camera to a microscope it has to be possible to remove the lens (SLR, bridge,4/3rds etc). Compact cameras, with just a very few exceptions cannot be attached. The microscope then becomes the lens system for the camera back. This needs an adapter that attaches to the microscope at one end and to the camera back via what's called a T2 ring (specific for your camera make e.g. Canon, Nikon, Olympus etc) at the other. We are used to making things fit. The difference in prices for each microscope reflects the ‘things’ needed. Should you order these online from our shop you will be asked for the make of your camera for the correct T2 ring at the checkout.
SP21 Photography adapter and T2 ring Price: £33.75 + vat
SP35 Photography adapter and T2 ring Price: £45.83 + vat
SP52 Photography adapter and T2 ring Price: £43.33 + vat
SP22D not needed because the camera is built in
SP100 email us as it can be complicated email@example.com
Microscope Digital Streaming Cameras
Brunel Eyecam -
Price: £60 + vat
Brunel Digicam -
Price: £169.17 + vat
HDMI Cameras -
Mobile Phones -
Price: £63.00 + vat
Slides and Coverslips
Inevitability as time goes on you will need replacement slides and coverslips. These are not too expensive, The slides come in packs of 50 and the coverslips (because they are easier to break) in packs of 100
Slides: Price £3.33 + vat
Coverslips 22 x 22mm: Price £2.50 + vat
If sadly things are not successful then a post mortem examination may reveal the cause of the problems.
Dissecting Kit Price: £18.33 + vat
Objectives and Eyepieces
The SP21, SP35 and SP52 are supplied without x100 objectives because we feel that without this the microscope has the better magnification range for the application for fish didease.. If however you do think you need a x100 oil immersion objectives they are here and would fit the SP21, SP35 and SP52 supplied complete with immersion oil
x100 Objective SP21, SP35 and SP52. Price £28.33 + vat
x60 Objective SP21, SP35, SP52 and SP22D. Price £24.17 + vat
x15 Eyepieces -
Measuring items in slide preparations can be helpful for several reasons. This can be done by using a special eyepiece that has a scale etched in it -
x10 Measuring eyepiece: Price £24.17 + vat
Stage micrometer: Price £24.17 + vat
Brunel Microscopes Ltd, Unit 2 Vincients Road, Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6NQ
Tel: 01249 462655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepared slides from Fish Parts
It is not technically possible to prepare permanent slides of the common parasites that can infest fish such as costia and trichodina because they do not survive the process. However this set of slides would be of interest to add to the general knowledge and understanding of fish structure. The slides include fish gill, fish scale whole mount, fish blood, fish skin, fish heart and fish intestine. All appropriately stained.
Price £10.00 + vat