Category: Techniques


What should I do if I want to observe fungi?

Fungi can be interesting to observe, but not all of them are healthy and molds that have spoiled food are particularly a problem.

Dry-mounted slide

How do you make dry-mounted permanent slides?

Dry-mounted permanent slides do not use a mounting medium. It is necessary to hold the cover glass in place using adhesive tape.

I can not see any water organisms! What am I doing wrong?

Pond water is a favorite sample to observe. Sometimes, you do not see anything, however. The reason is usually that you took a sample from the water itself and not of the ground.

What is Rheinberg illumination?

Rheinberg illumination is a variation of darkfield. Rheinberg filters are placed into the filter holder of the microscope, which produce a colored image of the specimen on a background of a different color.

What should I do if I want to observe bacteria?

Observing bacteria is not easy with a bright field microscope. There are several reasons for this.

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