A short tutorial on how to prepare microscope slides for observation.
In front of you: your new microscope. You are eager to test it and wonder what you should look at. Of course you would first look at the permanent slides that came along with your microscope. But sooner or later Read More …
The refractive indes (RI) of the mounting medium can have a significant impact on the image quality.
Dry mounted permanent slides do not use a liquid mounting medium. The cover glass has to be held in place in another way.
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An overview of the specimen preparation steps and choice of mounting medium for making a permanent slide for microscopy
Some specimens might not fit on a microscope slide. Here are some suggestions on what you can do.
Microscope slides can be classified into different categories. I want to give you a short overview here.
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Safety issues in microscopy are not only relevant to amateur microscopists, but also for teachers who want to conduct basic microbiological and microscopic work in a school laboratory. In this case the organisms are alive and depending on the type of organism, they may pose a possible health hazard. The post addresses some of the safety issues that should be taken into consideration.