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Articles this Month
|Trichinoscopes - an illustrated look at interesting microscope designs for checking meat for Trichinella infections. By Mike Dingley, Australia.||Microscope diary - Thomas Aungst, US shares some attractively illustrated pages from his diary of microscopy studies.|
|Adapting the Open University portable microscope for use with a white LED light source - white light LED's are proving to be excellent compact light sources for the microscope. Brian Darnton, UK describes a useful project to adapt the OU microscope.||Old slides have interesting tales to tell - a case example - an old slide prepared by a Thaddeus Up de Graff led Barry Miller, US into a fascinating search for information about this 19th century gentleman.|
|Silverizing 'forams' - silver staining foraminifera enables the detail of these beautiful organisms to be seen more clearly. Plus notes on making micro-forceps and micro-needles to handle 'forams'. By Richard Howey, US.||Observation tank for examining microscopic life forms from freshwater habitats - a practical project for making a thin section tank for studying microscopic life in situ. By Thomas Aungst, US.|
|The giant water flea Leptodora kindtii - Wim van Egmond, Netherlands finds one of these aquatic giants and shares some observations and stunning images.||Summer rain - a celebration of rain and its rejuvenating effect on nature's wonders both small and large. By Bill Amos, US.|
|Image gallery: mouthparts of a blowfly - this is a classic and demanding subject for the microscope, attractively photographed by Bill Ells, UK.||Microscope query: can you help date this Baker stereomicroscope: - a reader would like help dating this microscope from a well known British maker. By Anni Kappi, Finland.|
|Pollen - summer is a good time to investigate the flower pollen of your local plants. Dave Walker looks at the flowers in his UK garden.||A mid-month update in the June issue included here in case some readers missed it. The Castle of Ambras and the smaller shells found in it's grounds. By Helmut Nisters, Austria.|
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