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hemacytometer recommendation?
« on: November 03, 2014, 09:48:01 AM »
Finally pulled the trigger and ordered a good microscope. Time to focus on yeast, yeast health and pitching.


I have heard some complaints about cheaper hemacytometers... any recommendations? Would prefer to keep under $100.

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Re: hemacytometer recommendation?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 09:59:07 AM »
Check eBay. You want an "Improved Neubauer" chamber, and it should be glass with etched/silvered markings so that you don't have to worry about cleaning with solvents. IIRC, you need to spend about $30 to get to that level, but you don't gain anything by spending more. Don't forget cover slips.
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Re: hemacytometer recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 10:58:05 AM »
cool.


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Re: hemacytometer recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2014, 07:08:20 AM »
I got one from Ebay for about $40... said it had silvered lines, but it doesn't. Waiting to hear back from the seller. The lines are visible, but barely - have to play a lot with the contrast.


Now I just need to get my procedures down and become more consistent.





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Re: hemacytometer recommendation?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 12:11:17 PM »
I got one from Ebay for about $40... said it had silvered lines, but it doesn't. Waiting to hear back from the seller. The lines are visible, but barely - have to play a lot with the contrast.


Now I just need to get my procedures down and become more consistent.

If you don't get used to it, try a bright line hemacytometer: http://cynmar.com/ProductDetail/01200150_Brightlined-Hemacytometer-Counting-Chamber-Dbl-Net-Ruling

The difference is like day and night or bright and dark.