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Air bubbles in wet mounts can also have beneficial effects. They may supply ciliates and other organisms with oxygen.
A wet mount uses a liquid mounting medium, in most cases water. It is also possible to make a wet mount using pure glycerine. Wet mounts are temporary in nature and can not be stored over extended time periods. A wet mount is probably one of the most universal ways of preparing a slide. The [...]
Why use phosphate buffer when making a permanent slide of cheek cells? Assuming, that the buffer refers to phosphate buffered saline, the advantages are that the pH is stable and that the solution is isotonic to the cells. The cells, therefore, do not change shape. The solution is used to make dilutions of the cells [...]
This post explains how to make a wet mount. Video included!
It is possible to use non-toxic stains (such as ink for fountain pens) to stain yogurt bacteria in-vivo.
A wet mount (or temporary mount) is one of the most common ways of observing specimens under the microscope. The sample to be viewed floats in a layer of water which is between the slide and the cover glass. The water performs an important optical function. Without it, the resolution is lower. The general procedure [...]