White blood cells (leukocytes)
White blood cells obtained from the site of an infection under the microscope.
Microscopy of the dandelion flower
Here I show you how to observe the pappus of the dandelion. This is the part that carries away the seed with the wind.
Focus animation of a radiolarian
Here we have a focus animation of two radiolaria. The shells of these organisms are made of silica, which is similar to glass.
The uSCOPE MXII digital microscope
The uSCOPE MXII microscope is a slide digitizer, which allows you to take overlapping pictures to be stitched together into a larger final image.
White balance and image quality
Automatic white balance can greatly increase the information content of the images, it can also introduce color artifacts, however.
High speed micrography – stinging nematocysts of a jelly fish
Here is an embedded Youtube video which shows some high speed photography.
Plasmolysis of red onion cells
Adding salt water to red onion cells will cause the cytoplasm to lose water by osmosis. The cell's content shrinks.
How to observe red blood cells
Red blood cells do not appear red, when viewed under the microscope.
Trypanosoma brucei gambiense
This parasite is spread over the tsetse fly and causes the sleeping sickness.
Monocots and Dicots
Monocots and dicots can be distinguished by the arrangement of the vascular bundles.