The quality of a microscope can be determined by different things. Here we have a closer look at these.
Sometimes a better microscope does not lead to a better microscopy experience.
Tardigrades or moss piglets or water bears are micro-animals. Sometimes they can be a bit difficult to find and in this episode I want to give you some advice.
How safe is it to grow microorganisms? In this podcast episode, I will discuss this topic.
Here I present a case of a Salmonellosis outbreak. It was due to appealing kitchen hygiene. Link to the article here.
The uncertainty is high: The definition of a microbial species, and the difficulty of culturing them contributes to making the estimate on the total number of microbial species difficult. References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3160642/ https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro2644
Try to avoid these mistakes when using a microscope! Here I talk about some common mistakes that I have seen beginning microscopists make. Watch the youtube video here.
If you do not know which parasite to look for, then it can be difficult to identify them. Some parasites can be diagnosed entirely by looking at the symptoms, and a microscopic analysis is not necessary.
In this episode, I will explain the naming of organisms. A basic understanding of this can prove to be quite useful also for the identification of microorganisms under the microscope.