Aphids are insects that feed on plant sap. They can cause much damage. Here I poke some of them with a small wire.
Rotifers have a corona with cilia, which catches food. They look truly strange. I think they look like aliens. But see for yourself. Visit the website: http://www.microbehunter.com
Pond water is very popular for observing under the microscope. In this video I give you some advice on how to best collect pond water.
Here I look at a chicken feather using bright field and dark field. I use oil as a mounting medium.Feathers have many barbs connected to a central rachis. These barbs have many barbules.
Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that can carry diseases. When I find one, I will immediately add it to my collection of permanent tick-slides. I use Euparal mounting medium to preserve the tick. I think that dark-field microscopy gives the best Read More …
Sticky tape looks nice under the microscope. It is optically active – it polarizes light.
Computer keyboards are a good source of dandruff! Dandruff are skin flakes from the skalp of the head. In this video I will be observing dandruff both using my stereo microscope and compound microscope.
Here I use the stereo microscope to have a look at snake skin.
The broccoli started to become moldy and I had a look at the mold. The conidia, which form spores, were well visible, as well as the branching of the mycelium.
Potato starch grains make a great beginner’s microscopy specimen, becasue they are very easy to prepare. And they look great.