video macroscope/microscope project and its use
for an interactive exhibit -
Aare Bäumer, Estonia describes how to use a
video camcorder for public demonstrations of
microscopy; includes a neat use for an old
print-head carriage from a computer printer!
Narcissi and pollen germination -
Chris Thomas, UK investigates which varieties of
spring daffodils can best demonstrate pollen
germination under the microscope.
from the Lower Nile -
using modern papyrus often sold in museum shops,
Brian Darnton, UK looks at the microscopic
features of papyrus and how they relate to its
Jan Parmentier, Netherlands looks at the
remarkable ways that insects see, and illustrates
some of the microscopic features of their eyes.
microscopical view of an old diatom circle
pattern slide with 250+ diatom shells -
Martin Mach, Germany describes and illustrates a
stunning slide using a digital image created by
'stitching' together 30 separate images to show
the slide detail in all its glory.
first 'proper' microscope -
Paul James, UK describes and illustrates the
wonderful turn of the century 'Watson' microscope
he was bought when a lad and which encouraged the
start of a lifelong hobby.
in dark-field Part III -
Roland Mortimer, Brazil shares a selection of
images of beautiful marine diatoms collected near
Rio de Janeiro.
'QX3' in macro mode -
Rudolf Baumueller, US uses the popular Intel Play
computer microscope to show some of the beautiful
flowers around his Southern Texas home.
microscopic 'Loch Ness monster' -
a look at Lacrymaria olor
one of the most intriguing yet little studied
protozoa. Includes a protocol developed by the
author for its cultivation. By Richard Howey, US.
dragons fall from the sky -
look at the fascinating macroscopic features of a
dragonfly; includes 3D images and downloadable
screensaver. By Maurice Smith, UK.
samples, slides and ... surfing - Internet
resources can often reveal a wealth of
information about unfamiliar samples or slides
for the microscope. By Dave Walker, UK.