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How to image ants (Video/Photo) How to make montage images through a microscope Equipment A microscope with a trinocular head is preferred. If a trinocular head is not present, modifications will attach a camera to one of the eye pieces. This extra port allows the user to set up specimens using the eye pieces and then switch to the photo-tube for images. A microscope with a fine focus rail/stand in addition a coarse focus allows for more precise source images. A grey card (40% neutral) is a standard background in photography. Diffuse lighting can be achieved using several methods: 1) a light dome using LED lights can be attached to the microscope objective and pulled down over the specimen during images 2) Example: Leica Application Suite

Leica Imaging System

System Components (used for ant images in Entomology Department, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University) Microscope Leica MZ16 stereomicroscope Lecia Light Dome: LED ring lights part # Objective lenses 0.5x, 1.0x and 1.6x part #: Power control for automating focus part # Shifting base for exchanging between imaging and viewing Trinocular head for T-mount attachment to camera Leica connecting tube part #: 10445930 1.0x magnification Diagnosic instruments 2.0x connecting lens part 3: DD20DMT with C-mount attachment to digital camera Canon 7D Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR); camera has a power cord battery installed for long term camera use part#: Canon DC coupler DR-E6; micro USB connector from camera to computer. Computer PC Dell Studio XPS using Windows 7 Enterprise Processor 2.93 GHz ; RAM 6 GB ; Software EOS Utility Canon Driver software Helicon Focus 5.3 (frequent updates per year) Photoshop CS6