histology for amateur microscopists - Gregor Overney (USA) gives an
informative illustrated overview of this rewarding aspect of microscopy.
an old relic: A Watson Royal microscope - Hugh Clayton (UK) describes
his progress in bringing back an example of this classic microscope back
slide ringer made from a discarded VCR - John Moran (USA) shows how
an excellent slide ringing table can be made from the video head of a discarded
video tape recorder.
microscopy and the chemistry of nail polish - Walter Dioni (Mexico)
reports on the results of his continuing studies on the usefulness of nail
polish as a slide mountant.
adventures with a field microscope: Cryptobiotic soil - Wayne Lanier
(USA) gives a fascinating account of his travels in the USA and the subjects
that can be studied with a field microscope.
- Richard Howey (USA) describes how some of the discarded items from the
domestic medicine cabinet can be useful to the microscopy enthusiast.
introduction to the polariscope and fern scales - Brian Darnton (UK)
looks at this popular subject of Victorian slides and describes which ferns
are suitable to recreate this type of mount.
gallery: The desmid genus Spirotaenia - Bill Ells (UK) shares
some images and notes on this genus of an attractive group of algae.
for Lab Specimens and other uses for Common Household Items - Gordon
Couger (USA) suggests some useful items around the home that can be used
for storage and culturing; the article includes a method for making a Winogradsky
column for microbial growth studies and discusses safety issues.
microscopy. Is it worth having? - Paul James (UK) provides the 'nuts
and bolts for the prospective user' based on his own experiences.
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