[MH026] Why living things have they name that they have
In this episode, I will explain the naming of organisms. A basic understanding of this can prove to be quite useful also for the identification of microorganisms under the microscope.
[MH025] How much magnification to you need to see bacteria?
You can see bacteria already at a total magnification of 400x. But magnification is not everything. You also need to have sufficient contrast.
[MH024] Why can you not see some specimen features with a microscope?
There are several reasons, why you might not abel able to see some specimen features using a light microscope.
[MH023] Blurry microscope image: what to do against it
In this episode, I give some advice on what you can do to obtain a crisp image using your microscope. Keywords: microscope, focus, image, picture, resolution, magnification
[MH022] What is the best microscope?
The best microscope is the one that you will use the most often. But on the more serious side: In this episode I will outline some of the quality considerations of microscopes, and this is not only limited to mechanical Read More …
[MH021] How to capture videos of fast moving microorganisms?
There are several things that you have to do to get a good picture of fast moving microorganisms: Restrict the movement of the microbes, ensure correct microscope settings, ensure correct camera settings. Keywords: specimen, camera, depth of field, field of Read More …
[MH020] What are the differences between electron and light microscopes?
Both electron and light microscopes play important roles in research. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.
[MH019] Why microscopes can not be used to identify bacteria
The short answer is, that related bacteria can look quite different from each other, and that unrelated bacteria can look quite similar under the microscope. You have to look at other criteria besides morphology, such as: Genetic markers Chemical composition Read More …