Posts of the Category: Observations and pictures
Focus animation of a radiolarian
Here we have a focus animation of two radiolaria. The shells of these organisms are made of silica, which is similar to glass.
The uSCOPE MXII digital microscope
The uSCOPE MXII microscope is a slide digitizer, which allows you to take overlapping pictures to be stitched together into a larger final image.
White balance and image quality
Automatic white balance can greatly increase the information content of the images, it can also introduce color artifacts, however.
High speed micrography – stinging nematocysts of a jelly fish
Here is an embedded Youtube video which shows some high speed photography.
Plasmolysis of red onion cells
Adding salt water to red onion cells will cause the cytoplasm to lose water by osmosis. The cell’s content shrinks.