(ISSN 1365 - 070x)
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freshwater organisms. Animation by Wim van Egmond.
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of the telotroch - Rosemarie
Arbur (USA) shares her fascinating observations of the mobile form of the
normally stationary Vorticella, illustrated with superb drawings.
Fishes and scales - Jean-Marie Cavanihac (France) illustrates the microscopic features of fish scales and fish eggs in early development.
Sporangia of a fern - Wan Yu, a young enthusiast from China, describes his study of the spore generating structure of the holly fern.
Big diatoms: Photographing Coscinodiscus - Wim van Egmond (The Netherlands) shares some tips on photographing larger diatoms, illustrated with stunning images of this marine genus.
Tree rings - Paul James (UK) illustrates some features of tree rings at both the macroscopic and microscopic level. He also shows how useful the flat bed document scanner can be for imaging tree rings.
Image gallery: diatom detailed captured on a Nikon Coolpix 990 - Aaron Messing (USA) takes up the challenge of resolving detail in some of the toughest diatom species using this digicam coupled to a Zeiss microscope.
Topical tips 8 - Chuck Huck (USA) shares his tips for using condensers at low powers, and Dave Walker (UK) comments on measuring eyepoints of eyepieces to be used with consumer digital cameras.
A mitey fortress is our bog or the joys of nature - Richard Howey (USA) shares his thoughts and experiences of collecting from outdoor habitats.
Daphnia collecting techniques and discoveries Part III - Howard Webb (USA) shares a simple plankton net design he has found useful for collecting, illustrated with some local water flea species.
gallery: Some favourite plates from Victorian microscopy books
- Dave Walker (UK) shows a selection of plates from the older books which
particularly appealed to him.
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