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[MH032] Safety issues and Microscopy
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  • [MH032] Safety issues and Microscopy

    [MH032] Safety issues and Microscopy

    Oct 3, 2022 • 18:15

    How safe is it to grow microorganisms? In this podcast episode, I will discuss this topic.

  • [MH031] Salmonella outbreak! A case of very bad kitchen hygiene

    [MH031] Salmonella outbreak! A case of very bad kitchen hygiene

    Apr 17, 2022 • 27:47

    Here I present a case of a Salmonellosis outbreak. It was due to appealing kitchen hygiene. Link to the article here.

  • [MH030] How many species of microoganisms are there?

    [MH030] How many species of microoganisms are there?

    Oct 14, 2021 • 15:54

    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

  • [MH029] OCD: Fear of contamination

    [MH029] OCD: Fear of contamination

    Oct 12, 2021 • 22:46

  • [MH028] Ten common microscopy mistakes

    [MH028] Ten common microscopy mistakes

    Oct 12, 2021 • 14:25

    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.

  • [MH027] Can you identify parasites with a microscope?

    [MH027] Can you identify parasites with a microscope?

    Oct 12, 2021 • 17:38

    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.

  • [MH026] Why living things have they name that they have

    [MH026] Why living things have they name that they have

    Oct 12, 2021 • 26:22

    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.

  • [MH025] How much magnification to you need to see bacteria?

    [MH025] How much magnification to you need to see bacteria?

    Oct 12, 2021 • 7:57

    You can see bacteria already at a total magnification of 400x. But magnification is not everything. You also need to have sufficient contrast.

  • [MH024] Why can you not see some specimen features with a microscope?

    [MH024] Why can you not see some specimen features with a microscope?

    Oct 12, 2021 • 9:25

    There are several reasons, why you might not abel able to see some specimen features using a light microscope.

  • [MH023] Blurry microscope image: what to do against it

    [MH023] Blurry microscope image: what to do against it

    Oct 12, 2021 • 31:14

    In this episode, I give some advice on what you can do to obtain a crisp image using your microscope. Keywords: microscope, focus, image, picture, resolution, magnification

[MH002] Should I buy a stereo or a compound microscope?

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[MH002] Should I buy a stereo or a compound microscope?
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There are two types of light microscopes, stereo and compound microscopes. They are used to observe different things. Of course, it is best to have both of them!

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[MH001] What is amateur microscopy?

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[MH001] What is amateur microscopy?
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Amateur microscopy is the use of a microscope to observe nature for its own sake, and for enjoyment.