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A stacking microscope by Christian Autotte, Montréal, Canada - Repairing, renewing, and maintaining a focus-stacking microscope. PDF
Bizarre protozoan (Stentor) disintegration by Chew Yen Fook, New Zealand - Sharing his observation of a stentor ciliate disintegrating right before his eyes.
A compilation of useful diatom resources on the Web by Phil Sydor, UK - a comprehensive, up-to-date list of resources for the diatomist.
A bouquet of images: A tribute to my lovely wife, Adri, on her 80th birthday by Richard L. Howey, Wyoming, USA - twenty-seven images as a little bouquet of tribute and an expression of a 'cranky' microscopist's love.
Toothpaste, sun screen, tuna, plastics, alcohol, and prescriptions by Richard L. Howey, Wyoming, USA - a philosophical look at some everyday remedies, cures, and fixes and their effectiveness.
Topical Tip: The value of a numerical aperture v field of view graph for macro / micro setups owned - how this plot can aid the choice of setup for a given subject by David Walker, UK.
From Previous Issues:
Focus Stacking Technique Explained by Mol Smith, UK - What is focus stacking? Why is it an important tool? Slow motion for Microscopists.
Spring is here. What about the Bees?
Bombus impatiens (Bumble Bee Worker) by Julie Ducharme - The humble bumble bee. (November 2010)
Interactive honeybee Apis worker, explore the parts by David Walker. (July 2005).
Varroa, The Killer Of Bees by Manuel del Cerro, Pittsford, NY - The deadly parasite and killer of bees. PDF
Bee Apis Mouthparts In Our 3D Microscope
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our favourites, which includes sites with
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optical microscopy enthusiast.
Diatom Forum P
Amateur Microscopy (>6000 members, very active). Also specialist groups e.g. for users of given maker's microscopes (e.g. Zeiss, Olympus, Wild, Vickers). Try a Facebook Group Search with keywords like microscope or microscopy to find these.
hunter the website ably run by Oliver Kim has built up a popular and valuable forum with help for both the beginner and more advanced user.
Algae-L 'Forum for marine, freshwater and terrestrial algae'. Access to Archives possible for non-subscribers.
Diatom-L 'Research on the diatom algae.' Access to Archives for subscribers only. Link was current March 2016. Many online diatom resources point to an outdated Indiana Univ. listserver. (With thanks to Rob Kimmich for the current link.)
sites (also see Societies and Clubs page.)
Journal, 'infocus' and other resources for members and the community.
Microscopical Club Journal, Bulletin and meetings for members.
collated by Steve Gill formerly on
CD and now free on Micscape.
Ireland - resource site by
hunter microscopy enthusiast website, forum and magazine
edited by Oliver Kim
optics in English and Italian.
Independent Generation of Research (IGoR) - Wiki style resource for citizen scientists to share their work.
Lens On Leeuwenhoek - extensive resource online by Douglas Anderson
Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ('Alle de Brieven ..') transcribed and free online at DBNL.
slides by Howard Lynk
Klaus Kemp's 'Diatoms' website - offers regional strews and arranged prepared slides of diatoms, an 8 form test slide, radiolaria, insect scales etc and prepares arranged slides on commission.
Ireland' resource by Leszek Wolnik
makers of microscopes and microscope
Stevenson's extensive resource
Victorian slide makers
rocking microtome resources including
www.willemsmicroscope.com Dutch enthusiast Willem Cramer's website
David Jackson's Better Microscopy blog.
Regularly updated free resources extending from his 'Better Microscopy' series of books.
Stefano Barone's Diatom Shop sale of his own prepared and arranged slides of diatoms, radiolaria, forams and scales.
www.testslides.com website devoted to Stefano Barone's Diatom Lab test slides.