Download PDF: Microbehunter (June 2011) (3088)
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Welcome to the 6th issue of MicrobeHunter magazine. You can download the PDF and order a printed version.
At this point I would also like to encourage all readers to participate by writing articles (short and long). Read the submissions page for more information.
If you encounter any errors or mistakes, please inform me, I will correct these and upload a new version.
The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
In this episode, Joseph Wilhelm continues to build a Zeiss GFL compound and Spencer stereo microscope.
G. Joseph Wilhelm
Dissecting the Larva of a Beetle
Sometimes things are not as they appear. In this case we have a look at a suspected parasitic infection of a larvae, which turned out to be something quite different.
Making a Microtome
Here we have a look at the construction of a microtome by modifying a micrometer screw gauge.
Making a no-nonsense Slide Box. Or two. Plain and Simple.
Why buy a slide box when it is so easy to make one yourself? A little corrugated cardboard and wood will do the trick.
Measuring Distances in Micrographs
The free program GIMP provides tools that can be used to determine the pixel distance between two points. This information can then be used to calibrate the system to be able to measure the size of structures in micrometers.