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Posts of the Category: Microscopy FAQ

 

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

Found in: Microscopy FAQ | Date: August 7, 2011 |

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?

Found in: Microscopy FAQ | Date: July 31, 2011 |

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



What organisms can be viewed using a wet mount?

Found in: Microscopy FAQ | Date: July 24, 2011 |

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



Answering Reader Questions

Found in: Microscopy Basics, Microscopy FAQ, Theory | Date: September 15, 2010 |

Why is refractive index of mounting media important?



Answering Reader Questions

Found in: Microscopy FAQ | Date: August 26, 2010 |

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

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