How to prepare squash specimen samples for microscopic observation
Squashing the specimens (instead of cutting them) is a fast and easy way to prepare specimens.
Heat-fixing and staining human cheek cells
Observing human cells is a good introductory activity to learn heat-fixing and staining.
How to prevent Air Bubbles in Wet Mounts
There are several methods how bubbles can be reduced when making slides.
Making a wet mount microscope slide
This post explains how to make a wet mount. Video included!
Fixing specimens for making permanent slides
Before specimens can be processed for making permanent slides, they may need to be fixed.
Different types of mounting medium for microscopy
This post gives an overview of different water-based and non-water-based mounting media and their advantages and disadvantages.