fascinatingly bizarre protozoan. Or
the pink micro-cannibal - Richard Howey (USA) shares a tour de force article on this protozoan and strikingly illustrated.
Confessions of a microscope hoarder - Kirby Kahler (USA) describes how his passion for microscopy and microscopes originated at a young age, illustrated with examples from his collection.
Charles Morgan Topping (1799 - 1874) - Brian Stevenson (USA) and Howard Lynk (USA) present an illustrated essay on this famous mounter. Mirrored with kind permission from Brian's website microscopist.net.
More old slide rambles - Richard Howey (USA) explores some of the prepared slide subjects from the past.
Darwin's other microscope - Les May (UK) shares an essay on a botanical style microscope model acquired after Darwin's HMS Beagle voyage. PDF
A Unitron inverted metallurgical microscope - Michael Reese Much (USA) describes his renovation project of an example of this model acquired from a 'Shop Goodwill' auction site. PDF
10 000 year old pollen - Christian Autotte (Canada) describes and illustrates his study of pollen collected from local peat deposits. PDF
Further microscopy on stamps. Electron microscopes - David Walker (UK) shares a gallery of the relatively few known stamps depicting an EM plus a selection of covers.
From the Archives: Slide preparation queries crop up regularly in social media discussions so will feature introductory articles of relevance. The very sadly missed Walter Dioni shared a wide selection of articles on techniques suitable for amateurs. My colleague Mol Smith also compiled a book of his articles published just before he passed away and he was able to inspect it.
microscopic techniques for amateurs. I: Mounting microscopic subjects
(from December 2002 issue) - Part 1: Introduction - liquid media. Amateurs face increasing
difficulty when obtaining reagents; Walter Dioni (Mexico) offers practical
advice and protocols on using reagents available to the enthusiast.