Posts of the Category: Accessories
Here we discuss all accessories and tidbits that are needed when working with a microscope. Some of the accessories are absolutely necessary, others are experimental and improvised.
There are several solutions for connecting a camera to a microscope. In this post I want to show you some of the ways that I used in the past and the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
I found the following YouTube video, which illustrates the use of an iPhone applet for the taking of micrographs.
The hemocytometer (or haemocytometer or counting chamber) is a specimen slide which is used to determine the concentration of cells in a liquid sample. It is frequently used to determine the concentration of blood cells (hence the name “hemo-”) but also the concentration of sperm cells in a sample.
Commercial microscope filters are usually made of stained glass. In the case of patch stops (as used in dark-field illumination), they may be made of aluminum. The dark-field patch stops block some of the light and the specimen will appear bright on dark background. The traditional way of DIY patch stops is cutting them [...]
This post gives an overview over common microscope slides and cover glass standards.