Posts of the Category: Recommended reading
Here I present some external links to articles that I recommend.
The Notes and Records is a periodical publication by the Royal Society and is now available for free download. Many published articles relate to microscopy.
Popular Science magazine published many different articles dealing with microscopy. These articles can be accessed over Google Books: Popular Science articles on microscopy. Even though some of the articles are quite dated (going back into the 1930s), they still can contain valuable information and tips which remain valid up to today. Be aware that not [...]
Here is yet another link to an article from Popular Science magazine. It deals with the isolation, fixing and staining of bacteria. I would not recommend the use of some of the solvents that they use (such as xylol) with children, however. They also describe a blood smear preparation, what I do not recommend for [...]
I found an article in Popular Science Magazine (see link below) which gives a general overview of different stains that can be used in microscopy. The article divides the stains into three categories: Common household chemicals: this includes Iodine, for example. They are very readily available. Substances used mostly for microscopy: Methylene blue, Hematoxyline, and [...]