Category: Microscopy FAQ


What are the effects of air bubbles under the cover glass?

Air bubbles in wet mounts can also have beneficial effects. They may supply ciliates and other organisms with oxygen.

How does alcohol chemically fix specimens?

Alcohol can be used for fixing specimens, but is not commonly used for fixing bacteria.

What organisms can be viewed using a wet mount?

A wet mount uses a liquid mounting medium, in most cases water.

Answering Reader Questions

Why is refractive index of mounting media important?

Answering Reader Questions

Why use phosphate buffer when making a permanent slide of cheek cells?

Answering reader questions

And yet again it’s time to answer some reader questions!

Q & A: What people searched for

In this post I’d like to address some of the search queries that people typed to find this web site.


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