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Welcome to MicrobeHunter Microscopy 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.
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Dog hair observation
It is possible to observe biological specimens, such as dog hair, using metallurgical microscopes using epi-illumination.
Low Tech Rules! Science on a shoestring
Microscopy does not have to be complicated and involve expensive equipment. It can, in fact, be very inexpensive and still be fun.
E. A. (Micki) Killoran
Tearing plant tissue
You do not need microtomes to obtain plant tissue of single-cell layer
Making cross sections of fresh moss
This is a simple and quick method that furnishes good sections without the need of an expensive microtome. It can also be used with other botanical samples.
Testing for starch in different algae with iodine
Pictures taken through the microscope showing the pyrenoids where starch is concentrated in the algae.
Luca Monzo, Hans Rothauscher, Ivan Bachev