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Hemacytometers: how cheap is too cheap?


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Anyone smarter than me have advice on buying a hemacytometer? I have good sources on how to properly do cell counts, methylene blue tests, etc...

The cheap chinese ones have pretty atrocious feedback on amazon, but since I'm just counting yeast cells and checking for viability, I would think that spending $100-$250 on one is a bit overkill.

If anyone out there has one that they like and is on the cheaper side would love to know the brand!



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We found that the problem with the cheap ones online is that there is no contrast so you cannot see the grid in the counting chamber which essentially turns it into any old slide and cover slip. you can get a good used bright field hemocytometer on ebay and will be much better off.

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