Re: oil immersion lens cleaning

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From:Geoff McAuliffe <mcauliff@UMDNJ.EDU> (by way of Marvin Hanna)
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Amos Brooks wrote:

> Hi,
>     You ask why one should clean the lenses. My emphatic answer would be
> If you dont clean off the lens then mother nature will do it for you, and her
> cleaning agents to us look like contaminants.
> Amos Brooks

    What bacteria live in immersion oil? Are they documented to damage
lenses? This is
a new one on me. Fungus can definitely attack camera lens surfaces but I
haven't heard
of such things happening to microscope objectives (due to small surface
area or ??).

Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
voice: (732)-235-4583; fax: -4029

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