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Herb

if you don't want to spend the money for a microscope or microscope camera here is a low budget device that will get acceptable micro pix. For $10. It will also work well on small megafossils.

I got this at the mostly defunct Radio Shack, but I am sure it is still around. ( got it last X-mas)

It slides on over your phone camera lens, and provides its own illumination. Just move it up or down to focus ( variable X) and take the photo.

I have provided both edited and unedited pix to compare. (the only editing was to get them the same size).

These specimens are from the U.Ordovician , Grant Lake Formation, Elk Creek , KY 2-3 mm in length. They are on standard 60 grid micro slides, about 3.5 mm on a side for each box.

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Runner64

Do you remember what the name of this is? Might be able to find one in amazon. Would be very helpful for me.

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Auspex

Quite serviceable!

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Raggedy Man

That's actually impressive. Thanks Herb!

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Ridgehiker

For 2 years I've been going to get something like this for the IPhone.

Now however, time to upgrade the phone.

Time to look into this attachment.

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Herb

It was just called a cell phone microscope, there are several listed on e-bay under that heading for $5 to $12.

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