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Exploring the miniature world

Issue 46: August 1999. Next update September 13th.


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Image right: a stage in the cell division (mitosis) of broad bean root cells. Photographed by Anne Bruce.

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Diatoms on strings - an illustrated look at some of the beautiful diatoms that adopt colonial string-like formations. By Jan Parmentier, Netherlands. Mitosis - an illustrated look at the stages of this form of cell division which can easily be seen in prepared sections eg. of plant roots. By Anne Bruce, UK.
Mosquitoes: male vs. female - an illustrated look at the fascinating differences between the sexes of these insects. By Roland Mortimer, Brazil. Microscopy and art - using SEM images as inspiration for sculptures in school projects. By Liz Douglas, UK.
Mounting radiolaria - a look at how to prepare permanent slides of these beautiful microscopic silica shells. By Richard Howey, US. 'Micro flowers' - the attractive tinier flowers growing wild or in the garden are worth closer study. Maurice Smith, UK shares his enthusiasm for these marvels in miniature.
Digital macroscopy on a shoestring - secondhand high definition video cameras and lenses from various sources can be the basis of a very high quality macro setup. John Wojtowicz, US shows how. Experiments in attaching a video camera to a microscope - domestic camcorders can be adapted for video microscopy. Tom Korolev (aged 12), Netherlands shares his experiences.
Image gallery: two beetle images - an intriguing tortoise beetle from a prepared slide photographed by Bill Ells, UK and a garden casualty of this summer taken by Maurice Smith, UK. The 'Rockers' and 'wallers' - a look at some of the attractive smaller landshells that inhabit rocky habitats or live on walls. By Helmut Nisters, Austria.
Sponge city - a look at the sponges and their fascinating structure. Sponge spicules are a spectacular subject for the microscope. By Bill Amos, US. Microscope diary - Thomas Aungst, US shares a further selection of some attractively illustrated pages from his diary of microscopy studies.

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