Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 24

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,918
· Newest Member: HavLauk
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· Nosferatumyia00:13:57
· Juergen Peters03:57:11
· nowaytofly05:01:25
· weia06:38:05
· Jfdocampo07:17:49
· andrewsi07:22:39
· libor07:32:41
· Haleun07:38:38
· smol07:58:53
· piros08:01:14
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Miscellaneous :: The Lounge
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Microscope neck
Susan R Walter
#1 Print Post
Posted on 27-03-2006 13:12
User Avatar


Location: Touraine du Sud, central France
Posts: 1794
Joined: 14.01.06

Does anyone have any tips for coping with microscope neck? Should we start up a charitable fund in order to employ a team of peripatetic masseurs who could visit anyone who has had a hard day at the microscope?Smile
#2 Print Post
Posted on 29-03-2006 04:40
User Avatar


Location: Texas A&M University, USA
Posts: 21
Joined: 10.02.06

I find that it helps if your chair's height places you vertically in line with the eyepieces. If you are sitting higher and have to bend over to view the scope then you are stressing your back out. You want to be able to just move forward a little and have the eyepiece in your face while sitting up right.

Sadly I cannot do this in my lab space because all of the chairs are pretty old and don't have the vertical adjustment feature on them. I have been spending five hours blocks looking at soil samples for Nematoceran immatures the last week.
I finally found some Ceratopogonid pupae today!!!
Susan R Walter
#3 Print Post
Posted on 30-03-2006 15:38
User Avatar


Location: Touraine du Sud, central France
Posts: 1794
Joined: 14.01.06

I know you are right - I was just angling for sympathy.Smile But it looks like you are the one who needs the sympathy, really!
Andy Chick
#4 Print Post
Posted on 07-12-2007 11:10

Location: Under a pile of unidentifed flies!
Posts: 58
Joined: 30.11.07

i know this is an old post but i found this article and thought it might help
Susan R Walter
#5 Print Post
Posted on 08-12-2007 18:41
User Avatar


Location: Touraine du Sud, central France
Posts: 1794
Joined: 14.01.06

Thanks Andy - looks useful, although I seem to have sorted my problem for the time being by using a different chair.
#6 Print Post
Posted on 09-12-2007 10:19
User Avatar


Location: Reading, England
Posts: 7699
Joined: 12.07.04

Never had "microscope neck" Grin I find a decent gas-lift chair for me and a Yellow-Pages under the microscope helps line everything up comfortably. I also lean on one of those thick gel strips that they sell for computer users - stops me getting "microscope elbow" Wink
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Microscope Syrphidae egg ? with fungi-like shell Diptera (eggs, larvae, pupae) 5 10-07-2022 13:54
Need alternative to stereo microscope Methodology 5 12-01-2016 20:05
Stereo Microscope General queries 23 05-07-2009 17:37
atomic force microscope General queries 8 01-07-2008 18:26
Date and time
04 October 2023 05:29


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Please, help to make
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download

Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
You must login to post a message.

06.09.23 01:11
How to move a thread from "diptera" to "asilidae" ? i.e. (Tolmerus cf cingulatus)

17.08.23 15:23

17.08.23 13:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 13:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 11:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 08:37
Tried to attach an image to a forum post. jpg, 32kB, 72dpi, no blanks, ... File name is correctly displayed, but when I click "Preview Thread" it just vanishes. Help!

23.02.23 21:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 21:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

19.12.22 11:33
Thanks Paul for your work on keeping this forum available! Just made a donation via PayPal.

09.10.22 17:07
Yes, dipterologists from far abroad, please buy your copy at veldshop. Stamps will be expensive, but he, the book is unreasonably cheap Smile

Render time: 6.68 seconds | 179,405,549 unique visits