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Offline Jeff M

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Microscope for Yeast counting and propogation
« on: February 01, 2014, 02:38:58 PM »
Hi there,

Ive been reading the yeast booka nd would like to start Yeast counting and monitoring helath etc.  The Yeast book suggests a microscope and i was looking at 2 on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UMDLAA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2YIW3SB5CZKF5&coliid=I16BSNOOTQ2CZK

or

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QEFO1Q/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2YIW3SB5CZKF5&coliid=I3QR1C85L5IW24

I was looking for feedback from any of you scientific types on pros and cons to each.  I like the look of the Trinocular Scope because you can hook it up to a monitor or TV.  If anyone has feedback or a better option for cheaper money then let me know:)

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Jeff
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Re: Microscope for Yeast counting and propogation
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 09:01:40 AM »
This is the one we use at the brewery where I work.
 http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-LCD-Deluxe-Digital-Microscope/dp/B00369V2E0/ref=sr_1_3?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1391356136&sr=1-3&keywords=microscope+digital+celestron
White Labs recommended it as the best scope for the price. They had them at Costco at the time so they where a little less but for $200 it's a great scope.

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Re: Microscope for Yeast counting and propogation
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 07:15:30 PM »
This is the one we use at the brewery where I work.
 http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-LCD-Deluxe-Digital-Microscope/dp/B00369V2E0/ref=sr_1_3?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1391356136&sr=1-3&keywords=microscope+digital+celestron
White Labs recommended it as the best scope for the price. They had them at Costco at the time so they where a little less but for $200 it's a great scope.
That is quite nice.
Good think is that you do not have to have computer to operate it.
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Re: Microscope for Yeast counting and propogation
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 10:40:53 AM »

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QEFO1Q/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2YIW3SB5CZKF5&coliid=I3QR1C85L5IW24

Hi,

I just bought one similar to this but Binocular. http://www.amscope.com/b100b-ms.html. Works good for under $200 it's not a Zeiss but works fine for counting yeast cells. Check out the AmScope website for this or the one above (I think). Similar pricing to Amazon, free shipping and you are buying from the dealer.

Lesson learned on hemocytometers: There are cheap (~$20), midrange (~$70), and high end (>$200)available. Don't get the cheap one! It's almost impossible to see the grids. I bought a cheap one then had to buy the midrange. Works fine. Make sure it has a mirrored surface.