Welcome to the world of Amateur Microscopy! I love to put stuff under my microscope. Here I share my observations and information about microscopy.
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How many bubbles are in shaving foam?

Watch shaving foam under the microscope! And then let’s find out the number of foam bubbles in a can of foam.

Cheapest usable microscope? A review.

Note: This is not a sponsored video. I bought the microscope myself and am not paid etc. for doing this review. Name of microsce: Telmu XSP-75 Afiliate link Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2MQWVk4 Cost: EUR 79.99 USD 89.99 I liked: – Overall good build quality. – Low cost – Coarse and fine focus knob (most micrscopes in that […]

How to use the microscope’s stage caliper

The stage caliper allows you to move the slide with a precision of 0.1mm. In this video I explain how to read the scale.

Microscope eypieces

Here we have a look at the different parameters that characterize microscope eyepieces: size, magnification, eye relief.

Magnification explained

The differences between magnification and linear magnification. The basics explained.

Making scale bars

You need to take a picture of a reference (micrometer slide, ruler, etc) and then measure out the number of pixels.

Stereo microscope tear down

An intro video into stereo microscopes.

Water sample under the microscope

Standing water is a good source of microorganisms to be observed under the microscope.

Moldy bread. But the spores look nice.

Here I put some mold under the microscope. The spores are visible in bright field as well as in phase contrast. I also look at it using my stereo microscope.

Synthetic fibers look great!

Some fibers in brightfield and darkfield. The fibers have a diameter of about 0.015mm. They are thinner than the cells of some algae. At the end of the video, I superimpose the images of the algae and the fibers to allow for a direct comparison.


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