Category: Observations and pictures


The Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis)

The Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis) is an external parasite which can be found in the fur of both dogs and cats. The adult female flea reaches a size between 2 and 4mm. Males are a little smaller, 2-3mm.

Papaya (Carica papaya) in Polarized Light

A piece of papaya was squeezed between the microscope slide and cover glass. The sample was observed in polarized light.

Wood of the Spruce Tree (Picea) - a conifer.

Wood of the Spruce Tree (Picea)

The wood of a spruce tree (whitewood) under the microscope. The annual rings are clearly visible.

Spirogyra alga

Spirogyra Algae

Microscopic picture of the algae Spirogyra. The algae possesses a spiral shaped chloroplast, which is clearly visible in the cell.

Vitamin C under polarized light.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Crystals

Both images depict Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) crystals under low magnification using crossed polarizing filters.

Sand from the Kalahari desert under the microscope. Dark field illumination.

Sand from the Kalahari Desert

Sand from the Kalahari desert under the microscope. Dark field illumination.


Elderberry (Sambucus)

Microscopic image of the cross section through the stem of an elder plant (Sambucus)

Shaving Foam

Shaving foam under the microscope. Dark field illumination.

Potato starch grains in bright field.

Potato Stach Grains

Here I would like to show you two images of potato starch grains taken with different optical contrasting methods.


Female Pine Cone (Pinus)

Microscopic image of a female pine cone (Pinius).

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