Posts that relate to the Keyword: mounting


Fixing specimens for making permanent slides

Before specimens can be processed for making permanent slides, they may need to be fixed.

Choosing the right mounting medium for making permanent slides

Here I will give an overview of the different factors that may be used to decide on which mounting medium to choose.

Dry-mounted permanent slides

Wings of insects, small insects and other small specimens do not have to be enclosed in a mounting-medium, they can also be dry-mounted. If they are completely dry, then they will also store for a long time.

Fructose Mounting Medium for Permanent Slides

Many mounting media for making permanent microscope slides include organic solvents and are less suitable for the use in classrooms, at home and with children. In this article I would like to show you how to make fructose syrup to be used as a safe mounting medium.


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