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Offline tefer2

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Magnifier light for grafting
« on: February 17, 2012, 03:33:09 PM »
I've used several methods to see eggs for grafting purposes, none have helped more than this setup. It's not to expensive but you have to have electricity.
http://www.menards.com/main/lighting-fans/indoor-lights/lamps/steel-magnifier-lamp/p-1728605-c-6356.htm

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Re: Magnifier light for grafting
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 06:07:23 PM »
That looks identical to one that I have that I've used in the past to build qrp ham radios (these are small radios with tiny discreet parts).  That is a substantial magnifying glass that should reveal the day old larvae's smile. ;)  I'm not sure about the light, though it is florescent I recall it does put out a bit of heat...you'd have to take care not to dry out the larvae and jelly.  There might be enough natural/ambient light to use it without electricity.  If I ever decide to try grafting I might just have to try mine out.

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Re: Magnifier light for grafting
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 09:29:58 PM »
I just saw these at a local grocery store, on the reading glass rack...$25.....and bought a pair.  I tried them out on some empty comb and the light seems just right and no hands.  Will see how they work in a few weeks.
Jim

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Re: Magnifier light for grafting
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 12:12:48 PM »
I've try ed several lighted visor magnifiers and don't like to wear them. The one I listed does not get hot at all and you can just move it out of the way if needed. You can add a pair of cheap reading glasses for extra detailed work. All I need is the be able to see the eggs I'm after.