A £49.99 looks good but is it,
Do you mean to say that you cannot see varroa with the naked eye?
I want to try my hand at trying to Identify pollen would the micro from lidl do the job, Will
Far better is to spike the slide with hazel pollen then you have the size comparison with you on the one slide.Yes.
It doesn't have a graticule so you can't measure the pollen grains. What I do is make sure I always use the same magnification and have a slide of Hazel pollen handy which is approx 20 microns
Well, although the official availability date is tomorrow, (oops, is that the time already?) I charmed the store assistant into releasing one of these Bresser micro's earlier. I have to say that I am very pleased. Before we go any further, it's a sub fifty quid offering. But they have packed a lot in for the cash! Mains power-derived twin led illumination with matte and condenser light filters, 20 - 1280 x magnification with 3 objective lenses and 2 eyepiece and Barlow lens. Sub-stage rotating coloured filter screen wheel, horizontal and vertical vernier stage adjustment, neat slide locating clip, usb camera, sample slides and other goodies.
It's obviously not a high-performance optic but I have to say that I am impressed with the overall capability. Just one downside so far, the included 'Photomizer' software struggles to recognises the usb camera, despite repeated driver installation attempts (I'm running 64 bit Win 7, so it's probably my own fault).
It will serve for many a happy hour, of that I'm sure. A jolly fine Christmas present from me to me.