An ideal specimen for microscopy should be sufficiently small, thin, be not too pigmented and have sufficient contrast (unless you use stereo microscopes).
There were many bacterial colonies growing on the rotting cucumber. Using an inoculating loop I put them under the microscope and had a look at some of the bacteria that I found.
Here I step you through the decision making process on how to buy a microscope for amateur or hobby use. This is a beginner’s guide to help people start microscopy as a hobby. I will talk about the following points: Read More …
A mesocosm is a sealed container that contains plants. Even without fresh air, it should be able to survive. In this case, however, the plant was over-grown by fungus. So we decided to put the mesocosm under the microscope, and Read More …
https://youtu.be/LYe1_N-tOpY Today I look at a permanent slide. I explain you the different parts of a pine leaf under the microscope. Affiliate link to the slide box used: https://amzn.to/386deU3
https://youtu.be/Ir9TGt6zljI Microscopy is a great hobby, and not difficult to do, but I wish I knew some things when I started it.
Silverfish come out at night when you sleep! I put two of them under the microscope and found out that they look a bit different than many other insects.
https://youtu.be/-9Vm_yOS9RA The skeleton of a leaf are the vessels that carry water. In this video I will show you how to prepare them and I will also put them under my stereo microscope.
The apple was rotting from inside. Was it a mold? Or an insect? Or both? Who’s to blame? I will ask my microscope for an answer.
Prisms have several advantages over mirrors and have always been used in stereo microscopes. In this video I will explain the principle of how Porro Prisms flip the image upright and I will also demonstrate the light path and interference Read More …