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Posts of the Category: Videos



Under the microscope #3 – Water fountain (with Spirogyra algae)

Found in: Videos | Date: August 25, 2016 |

Here are some nice images of the alga Spirogyra. These algae have a spiral-shaped chloroplast. The video also shows other algae in colonies.


Under the microscope #2 – Sand from playground

Found in: Videos | Date: August 23, 2016 |

Unless it is fine-grained, sand is a bit more difficult to observe under the microscope. Darkfiled microscopy shows quite nicely, that many sand grains are transparent (some made made of quartz).


Under the microscope #1 – Dandelion

Found in: Videos | Date: August 23, 2016 |

Dandelion seeds are scattered by wind. Here I am having a look at the fruit of a dandelion. The fruits are the fine “hairs” that carry the seed. In the field of Biology the term “fruit” does not have the same meaning as in everyday usage.

High speed micrography – stinging nematocysts of a jelly fish

Found in: Observations and pictures, Photography, Videos | Date: August 19, 2014 |

Here is an embedded Youtube video which shows some high speed photography.

Foldscope: a paper microscope

Found in: Videos | Date: March 8, 2014 |

The foldscope is a paper microscope with x/y positioning of the slide and an ability to focus.

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