What is this and what is it for?

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What is this and what is it for?

#1 Post by MicrobeGazer45 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:23 am

Complete beginner here. This came with my microscope and I don't know what it is. The top part rotates and seems to have a thin layer of something. :|

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Re: What is this and what is it for?

#2 Post by mrsonchus » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:50 am

Aha! It's a rudimentary hand-section cutter - for soft stems of small diameter.
Push a small soft stem piece through one of the holes, from below. Set it to just be sticking up above the hole's side by about 1mm then turn the blade-holding part to cut a section. Place under your 'scope - in a drop of water on a slide with coverslip over.

Worth a try for a quick start!
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Re: What is this and what is it for?

#3 Post by MicrobeGazer45 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:56 am

mrsonchus wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:50 am
Aha! It's a rudimentary hand-section cutter - for soft stems of small diameter.
Push a small soft stem piece through one of the holes, from below. Set it to just be sticking up above the hole's side by about 1mm then turn the blade-holding part to cut a section. Place under your 'scope - in a drop of water on a slide with coverslip over.

Worth a try for a quick start!
Thanks mrsonchus! This will help me a lot with plant stems, as you said.
Manuel R.

Microscope: Omegon Binocular Biological Microscope Xsp-44sM Eyepieces: WF10X, WF20X Objective lenses: 4X, 10X, 40X.

Blog: https://biologymicroscopyandstufflikethat.blogspot.com/

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