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  1. General Discussions
    Hello For those of you that do the fecal testing are you doing the counts using a McMaster Chamber/Slide to try and get an accurate number of the eggs/oocysts or are you using a test tube with flotation solution and placing the eggs/oocysts that rise to the top directly onto a slide to judge...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a bird who just isn't well after several different treatments (nystatin, baytril, vibramycin, metronidazole). I posted another thread about this, but I am starting a new one to focus on the microscopy (I hope that's okay) in that it may possibly help someone else in the future. His...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I am thinking of buying a microscope so I can do my own fecal exams. What power lens is preferable? x400, x600, x900, x1200? I borrowed a old VHS tape that has bad audio on it but it does show how to isolate the exam media and what to look for during the exam. So what level of magnification is...
  4. General Discussions
    Picked up a pristine Bristoline Binocular microscope today at a bargain price, now I just need the kids to teach me how to use it :confused:
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So I'm trying to do my first gram stain, and I feel nauseous and my hands are all purple. Am I basically looking for rods and cocci only? What about "blobs"? Do they count as bacteria, or what are they? What about rods of differening lengths?? I don't see many distinct rods at all on the...
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