MicrobeHunter Magazine (March 2011)

Volume 1, Number 3, March 2011

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Welcome to the third 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.


Firewood Winter Microscopy: A Photo Essay
This photo essay documents sample extraction and microscopy of fungi found in fire wood.

The Novitiate’s Odyssey. Episode Two: Willie in Wonderland
Joseph Wilhelm shares experiences and lessons of restoring antique microscopes.

My Fascination with Microscopy
Michael Gibson introduces his microscopy equipment and presents some of his pictures

Do-it-yourself Microscope LED Illuminator
Don’t throw out your broken microscope just yet! It may be a good opportunity to try out LEDs.

A Review of some useful Books and Internet Sites on Diatoms
Are you interested in diatoms, but do not know where to start your research? Here is a collection of books and Websites.

Robert Hooke’s Micrographia: Of a Louse
An excerpt of Micrographia from Project Gutenberg

Predators in the micro world
Observing an attack of the ciliate Litonotus.

Staining Onion Cell Nuclei
A staining method using regular fountain pen ink.

Infinity vs. DIN Optics: a primer
In recent years many large microscope manufacturers moved away from the traditional DIN standard to so-called “infinity corrected” optics.