Squashing the specimens (instead of cutting them) is a fast and easy way to prepare specimens.
Observing human cells is a good introductory activity to learn heat-fixing and staining.
The home laboratory provides a safe working environment for microscopic investigations.
A counting ĉamber (hemocytometer) can also be used to calculate the size of cells.
Here is an instruction on how to calculate the size of cells using a microscope.
There are several methods how bubbles can be reduced when making slides.
Cutting a carrot with a hand microtome.
This post explains how to make a wet mount. Video included!
Before specimens can be processed for making permanent slides, they may need to be fixed.
In this post I’d like to show you a method of making patch stop and color filters using a printer.