micro-centrifuge, cheap and easy - Rosemarie
Arbur, USA shares a simple but effective design for concentrating pond
home-made portable microscope - Wan Yu, China
describes a neat single-lens design that can be built with items around
urchin, a stinging but amazing animal -
the stages in its life cycle have many fascinating features of interest
to the microscopist. Don't miss the video clip! By Jean-Marie Cavanihac,
of echinoderm larvae - Wim van Egmond,
the Netherlands shares some of his stunning images to show the wonderful
variety of forms these larvae can take.
mites, nematodes and fungi - an unlikely
alliance? Not at all, they are of importance in commercial mushroom growing.
M. Halit Umar, the Netherlands decribes how these apparently unrelated
organisms rely on each others existence.
the exquisite patterns on diatoms have a mathematical basis? -
Brian Darnton, UK shows how very simple computer programmes written in
BASIC can generate patterns remarkably similar to those seen on diatoms.
images taken with a Polaroid PDC-640 digital camera -
David Young, USA shares some images and first impressions of using this
cylinders - A fascinating look at aspects
of the life cycle, ecology and structure of the millipede; how does it
manage to control all those legs? By Bill Amos, USA.
a laboratory. Part 1: Dissecting tools -
First in a series where Richard Howey, USA shares his experiences of equipping
and using a home laboratory.
'QX3' in Spain - Rudolf Baumueller, USA
takes his Intel Play video microscope and laptop PC on vacation to show
that digital macro images can be taken outdoors - and sent in while on
and white paper negative photomicroscopy -
Paul James, UK describes how photo printing paper and a flatbed scanner
can provide an easy but effective route for digitising images.
practical tip: A quick and easy way to make dry mounts -
James Benko, USA shows how poster mount squares can be used to make microscope
have you seen this aphid? - Chris Thomas,
UK wonders where the black winged 'Perry' aphid has disappeared to. Please
report in if you have seen it.
shrimp and fairy shrimp: Two rare British crustaceans but available in
all good toyshops - Dave Walker, UK explores
some of the microscopic and macroscopic potential of a widely available
educational kit to rear these crustaceans.