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PostSubject: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:52 am

anyone use a microscope to check their birds droppings, if so how did you learn what to look for and do you think it is worth doing your self...?
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:58 am

yes I have one , its easy to use, pennies to run , and I have a colour chart that shows you what to look for , which I don't use now because I know what to look for . cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:18 am

I`d like to get one really, and learn how to use it.....would buying a decent one be expensive...?
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:50 am

I would think around £100
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:16 am

right, what type would it be ?
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:21 am

You can get what they call a home doctor it must have a.light you can turn on under the slide helps to see better.
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:25 am

right I see, so is it electric powered, and how did you learn what to look for in the droppings...?

and what type of illness`s can you diagnose your self?
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:47 pm

Like I said I have a colour chart which shows what to look for c occi . Canker . Worms and worm eggs . And yeast .anymore than that you got problems . And need a vet and that costs money. Cheaper to breed another .
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:35 pm

brunel microscopes are very good david
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:38 pm

Must admit I fancy getting one myself but the good ones are a bit expensive. Then again getting one will save money in the long term
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:49 pm

yes that's what I thought ray, saves money plus you don't have to post samples off and wait for the verdict...
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:42 pm

A very good idea but don't no what to look for
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:58 pm

yes mark, I would imagine it would take quite a lot of studying to learn how to do it properly...
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:14 pm

you would be surprised how easy it is , even I did it . lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:39 pm

where would you get the charts then edgie to show about pigeon ailments...?
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:41 pm

David wrote:
where would you get the charts then edgie to show about pigeon ailments...?
if you get the home doctor scope it comes with a chart
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:56 pm

if it helps you david you can loan my scope and kit for a few weeks ,see if you can use one first before buy
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:02 pm

that's very kind of you edgie, might take you up on that offer.....if I find it hard it could save me some money eh... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:03 pm

welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:18 am

We have a Brunel Microscope I bought direct from Brunel Microscopes LTD

Address:-  Unit 12, Enterprise Centre, Bumpers Way, Bumpers Industrial Estate, Chippenham, 
Wilts. SN14 6QA.  Tel. 01249 462655.  Website www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk

We went over to their unit one day and bought it off the shelf.

It comes in a solid wooden box, with 3 different lenses and everything you could want. 

The one we have is something like their SP20 Microscope.  Follow this link:-
http://www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk/coccidiosis.html


It is now just under £110 which is a very good price for what you get.


Edgie - can you please send me the coloured  chart you have - or tell me where I can get one from.


As for learning how to use a microscope - as Edgie says - it is not hard.  I found out how to use ours, from Brunels, but that was in the days before the INTERNET - yes I can remember the days before there were computers in every house.


I trust this helps.  If you need any more help, just ask.


Have a good one!


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PostSubject: Re: Microscope...?   Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:52 am

I have just found this - not had time to read it all, but it looks interesting.

Follow this link:-  http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/f107/use-of-microscope-for-pigeon-health-10561.html

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