Category: Accessories


Different types of microtomes for microscopy

Here I show you a rotating microtome and two table microtomes. The rotating microtome is large and heavy and used mostly in histology. The two table microtomes have a different working principle and are also suited for amateur microscopy use.

microscope camera

Connecting a camera to a microscope

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.

A digital reticle: micrographs with an iPhone

I found the following YouTube video, which illustrates the use of an iPhone applet for the taking of micrographs.

counting chamber, hemocytometer

The hemocytometer (counting chamber)

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.

How to make microscope filters

In this post I’d like to show you a method of making patch stop and color filters using a printer.

Microscope Slides and Cover Glasses

This post gives an overview over common microscope slides and cover glass standards.


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