beetles and spiders -
a fascinating look at the types of mimicry
adopted by some spiders. By David Richman with
illustrations by G. B. Edwards, USA.
Take your (old)
stereo microscope outdoors -
Aydin Örstan, USA shows how an old stereo 'scope
can be used to good effect to study subjects
Ed Kinsman, USA shares some techniques and tips
for photographing these elusive subjects with
to preserve a snowflake -
James Benko, USA describes how to encapsulate
snowflakes using various techniques, illustrated
with superb examples of his own.
gallery: digital 'snapshots' of the fauna and
flora near my home -
Carlos Bernal, Spain shares some attractive
macroscopic images of the wildlife of Catalunya,
in dark-field -
the beautiful structures of diatoms look
particularly stunning in dark-field illumination.
Roland Mortimer, Brazil shows some examples.
low cost set-up for taking digital images through
a microscope and for macroscopy -
David Young, USA rummages in a yard sale and
shows how for a few dollars, microscopy and
digital image capture is fun using simple
slide-making projects -
in his unique down to earth style describes in
simple steps how various techniques can be used
to make your own slides. This month, an
introducion to hand-sectioning and wax-embedding.
Paul James, UK explores a variation of oblique
illumination which gives attractive results with
subjects like diatoms.
staining for protozoa and other related mounting
Richard Howey, USA describes some valuable
techniques for staining protozoa whilst alive.
construction of a Victorian type dry-mounted
Brian Darnton, UK shows the steps used to
reconstruct a splendid 'papered' slide of