[Celegans] cheap dissectiong scopes

Ryder, Elizabeth F via celegans%40net.bio.net (by ryder from WPI.EDU)
Mon Jan 14 17:07:25 EST 2008

Hi fellow worm breeders --

Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap dissecting scope (say, $2000 or thereabouts)  that is just good enough for routine maintenance of strains? (i.e, can distinguish L4s and males, light source doesn't fry worms).  I thought maybe those of you who use C. elegans in teaching labs might have suggestions, but I'd love to hear from anyone with a bargain!  We only need to get one scope, so not likely to be able to get companies to demo their products.

I will be happy to summarize any responses I get back, and repost.  Thanks in advance!

Liz Ryder

Liz Ryder
Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609

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