How to buy a microscope
Recommendations on choosing a microscope. What are some of the things to consider when deciding what microscope to buy?
 
Why a mounting medium is important
The refractive indes (RI) of the mounting medium can have a significant impact on the image quality.
 
How do you make dry-mounted permanent slides?
Dry mounted permanent slides do not use a liquid mounting medium. The cover glass has to be held in place in another way.
 
Growing Algae in a Jar
A drop of inorganic fertilizer greatly enhances the growth of algae in a mini-aquarium.
 
How to make a permanent microscope slide
An overview of the specimen preparation steps and choice of mounting medium for making a permanent slide for microscopy
 
How can camera vibrations be reduced?
Camera vibrations can become a problem if the exposure time is too long. There are several ways how you can reduce them.
 
How can specimens be prepared for observation?
Some specimens might not fit on a microscope slide. Here are some suggestions on what you can do.
 
What are the different kinds of microscope slides?
Microscope slides can be classified into different categories. I want to give you a short overview here.
 
Which brand of microscope should I buy?
The particular model of a microscope is of much less importance than the components that are used.
 
What are different compound microscope types?
Different light microscopes serve different purposes. This article gives you an overview.