How I wish someone could come and sit with me and walk me through what I am seeing! :sigh We have a new ewe who has not been dewormed. I figured this would be the perfect time to have a look-see to get a real picture of parasite eggs...only thing is I haven't a clue as to what I am looking AT! I have page copies from Sue Reith. I have FiascoFarms pictures, too. Still, I can't seem to get it! I had my daugther write down my questions as I was using the microscope (4/10/40 powers)...ey, what a headache I have! Let me say that I do know how to identify an air bubble! :lol It's so hard for me because what I see on my slide doesn't look like what I see pictured in the books-not much plant matter, only parasite eggs. It's just not the same! I need someone to say, "See that? That is a ___". Then I could get it! :biggrin I am pretty sure that I saw HC and possibly Liver Fluke (similar to HC but with one end more pointed) and Cocci. I kept seeing perfectly round with dotted centers, too. And also some oblong shapes with rough edges. :/ 1. When focusing, do I focus on air bubbles or plant matter? Meaning at what focal point will I begin to see parasite eggs? 2. Which power is most commonly used to fine eggs? 4x. 10x or 40x? or higher? (What powers do you use the most and why?) 3. Compared to plant matter or air bubbles, how small are the parasite eggs? Are they VERY, very tiny? 4. Are parasite eggs mostly oblong, egg, oval shaped or are there some that are perfectly round (NOT air bubbles)? 5. What color are parasite eggs under the microscope? I see green plant matter and then I see darker circular/oval shapes that I believe are eggs. 6. Can parasite eggs be rough-edged or are they smooth edged?