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.
Tampons contain natural or synthetic cellulose fibers (cotton or rayon). Under darkfield microscopy they look fascinating.