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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Magnifying glass for grafting

    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    That looks really nice but I am wondering if a 100 watt halogen bulb might throw off a lot of heat.
    Jim,

    That could very well be an issue. I don't have personal experience with that, but halogen bulbs do throw a lot of heat. An LED would be far better.

    I actually bought this one in December: http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com...oductinfo/239/

    It seems okay, but not super great quality - it appears to be built in Russia. I'll give it a go this spring. My son tried it and said he could see the bottom of the cells better without it - but of course 10 year old eyes can count the hairs on a flea.
    Horseshoe Point Honey -- http://localvahoney.com/

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Magnifying glass for grafting

    Quote Originally Posted by sfisher View Post
    Db do you have the name of the app that you used. I have download 3 of them and thay all stink. I can't even see my hand in them. They won't focus.
    The app is called "MagLight+Magnifying Glass" (abreviated on my iphone with "Mag.Light"). I downloaded it from the "App Store" at the iTunes website. At the time I downloaded it, the app was free --- now it looks like they're asking 99 cents for it. Here's a link for it https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magn...406048120?mt=8
    Triangle Bees

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Magnifying glass for grafting

    Quote Originally Posted by Vance G View Post
    I found the Optivisor with glass lenses, wide choice of powers and diopter for $42 in the maxiaids.com catalog. Is that a good price?
    I use a 2x optivisor with light- works great.
    5Y-25H-T-Z6b

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Magnifying glass for grafting

    2x usually equates to +5.00
    beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Magnifying glass for grafting

    Here is a magnified image of comb cells made using my iPhone Mag.Light app:
    I put a speck of sawdust in the middle, slightly damaged cell to simulate an egg or small larva --- the white speck is at the bottom right wall if the cell.

    Barry: I think we need an "Applied Technology" forum. The smart phone technology is quite amazing and has many potential applications in all aspects of beekeeping.
    Triangle Bees

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