Posts of the Category: Maintenance
Tips and advice on what to do to keep the microscope operating smoothly and reliably. Always adhere to the instruction manual of your microscope. If you are not experienced, send the microscope in to get it serviced.
During the past couple of years I’ve seen numerous microscopes that were is a desolate condition. Here are some of the problems that I observed. It may pay off to consider these problems when shopping for a used microscope.
The microscopes in the school where I work have been in operation almost 30 years (!!) now. And the fact that most of them have remained usable says quite something about the quality of these devices. They are soon going to be collectively sent in for maintenance, and this is the last opportunity to do [...]
There are several accessories that are part of a microscopic workplace.
This article explains how the lamp of a microscope is exchanged. It may not apply to all microscope types.
What are some of the things to look out for when cleaning the microscope? What solvents should or should not be used? This article gives an overview.
Which type of microscope to buy for children? The answer, in my view, is simple: the younger the child, the more you should trend towards stereo/binocular microscopes.
What are some of the features to look out for when purchasing a new set of biological microscopes?
This article gives you an overview of different types of microscope objectives, but I must note that a particular objective can fall into several categories at the same time. For educational work, parfocal, achromatic, bright field objectives are very common.