The water of the flower pot started to smell a bit bad. A sign that there are many bacteria in it. Time to take out the microscope again!
In this episode, I mention the following recommendations: Reduce the number of microscopes offered on the product pages and catalogs Focus on what you can do with the microscope and not the technical specifications Build an ecosystem around the microscope: Read More …
Is it better to buy a used microscope or a new one? While much depends on individual requirements, I would recommend to beginners to buy used microscopes if you buy it from a retailer/dealer, who can guarantee that it operates well mechanically.
Aphids are insects that feed on plant sap. They can cause much damage. Here I poke some of them with a small wire.
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
During the last years, major microscope manufacturers have moved from the traditional 160mm system to infinity optics. Why did they do that?
Getting a solid and stable connection between a microscope and a mobile phone camera is not easy, so I decided not to directly connect them at all but to put the camera on a separate stand.
A microscope camera can be used to connect the microscope via a USB cable. This gives a live image.
Sample preparation can be complicated, but it is not always needed when observing specimens.
How much magnification do you need? What can you see with what objective? I will discuss these questions in this episode.