Dry-mounted permanent slides do not use a mounting medium. It is necessary to hold the cover glass in place using adhesive tape.
Concave microscope slides have either one or two depressions to hold larger specimens.
There are several methods how bubbles can be reduced when making slides.
This post explains how to make a wet mount. Video included!
Before specimens can be processed for making permanent slides, they may need to be fixed.
The hemocytometer (or haemocytometer or counting chamber) is a specimen slide which is used to determine the concentration of cells in a liquid sample. It is frequently used to determine the concentration of blood cells (hence the name “hemo-“) but also the concentration of sperm cells in a sample.
The thickness of the cover glass can have a significant impact on the resolution.
A wet mount (or temporary mount) is one of the most common ways of observing specimens under the microscope.
There are different ways of digitizing analog slides.