Microbehunter Microscopy Magazine Logo Banner Micrographs
Popular
Beginners
Magazine
Forum
Blog
Videos
Shop
 

Bird Feathers

Found in: Observations and pictures

Bird feathers are relatively easy specimens to observe.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Chicken feather

Chicken feather

Take a feather, cut off a small piece of the feather with scissors and embed it into a hydrophobic mounting medium, such as Euparal. Alternatively you can make a dry mount, and use no mounting medium at all (use adhesive tape to fix the cover glass to the slide on its edges). Wet mounts do not work well, because the feathers do not readily accept the water and bubbles are possible.

Download the July 2012 issue of Microbehunter Magazine for a full article on bird feathers: Microbehunter Magazine (July 2012)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
«
»

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. For more information more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close