kemistry(8 - Oregon)April 27, 2010

I'm thinking of buying a magnifier to help with pest inspection, particularly spider mites. Would a 10x be enough, or would I need something more powerful? Thanks! :)

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

A 10X would be perfectly adequate for this purpose. You can certainly find something more powerful, but it would be overkill for what you need. Considering that spider mites can actually be seen with the naked eye, you'll be very interested in what they look like at 10X!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 6:30AM
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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

Great! A 10x is within my budget so I'm glad to hear that. Thanks rhizo : )

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 6:46AM
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I use a 16X, about 3/4" viewing area. Have found it to be a bit more usefull than a 10X and not as much of a pain to use as a 20X(those have a much smaller viewing area and are more sensative when trying to focus on something). Run you about $12.95 from BioQuip (a bug geek supply site)

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 10:36AM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

When I first looked through my 10X B&L lighted coddington at a spidermite it startled me. 10X is plenty.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 7:47PM
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kemistry(8 - Oregon)

thanks for taking the time to reply everyone. I'll go for the 10x then. :)

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 10:06PM
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