Important: The microscope is branded as a “National Optical” microscope in the US and as “Swift” in other countries. It is the same microscope, however. Affiliate Amazon link to the microscope: Click Here This is an updated version of the Read More …
If your microscope has a condenser with a filter holder, then you can try to make filters and patch stops. These will change the colors of the specimen quite dramatically.
How to observe the movement of cell organelles of an onion cell. Vesicles move inside the cell. Here I show you how to prepare and how to observe this. It is an easy but powerful introductory microscopy activity. Affiliate link Read More …
Here I answer a question about the use of microscopes in biotech.
Two quite similar microscopes – I unpack them and have a first look at them.
The water of the flower pot started to smell a bit bad. A sign that there are many bacteria in it. Time to take out the microscope again!
In this episode, I mention the following recommendations: Reduce the number of microscopes offered on the product pages and catalogs Focus on what you can do with the microscope and not the technical specifications Build an ecosystem around the microscope: Read More …
Is it better to buy a used microscope or a new one? While much depends on individual requirements, I would recommend to beginners to buy used microscopes if you buy it from a retailer/dealer, who can guarantee that it operates well mechanically.
Aphids are insects that feed on plant sap. They can cause much damage. Here I poke some of them with a small wire.
Rotifers have a corona with cilia, which catches food. They look truly strange. I think they look like aliens. But see for yourself. Visit the website: http://www.microbehunter.com