MICSCAPE
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Exploring the miniature world
 Issue 80: June 2002.
Next update July 13th.

Image above by David Bull of a Flatters and Garnett Microprojector circa 1930. It's still a versatile and practical instrument.
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Scanning pond samples at high magnifications - Richard Howey (USA) gives some valuable tips for studying microorganisms at higher mags with notes on some of the fascinating protozoa that may be found.

A Flatters and Garnett Microprojector brought back into use - David Bull (UK) describes and illustrates an example of this still useful apparatus which dates from the ca. 1930's.

Life on the rocks - a peep at the world of lichens - Paul James (UK) looks at the beauty of some lichens at the macroscopic level found near his home in Wales.

A fertilized egg and some other finds from marine plankton - Wim van Egmond (The Netherlands) shares some beautiful examples of marine plankton found at this time of year off The Netherlands coast.

How I choose and buy microscopes - Gordon Couger (USA) provides useful tips and thoughts on this topic based on his own experiences.

Note: The microscopy links compiled by Gordon Couger are now hosted on the author's home pages and are linked to in the 'Other sites' section of the menu panel on the left.
 

From the library: Summer issues are often rather slim, with enthusiasts out and about collecting and observing, so below are a selection of past articles from the online library which we hope are of interest. 
All past articles can be browsed via category, or via a keyword or author search.

Speaking of cells - introduction to plant and animal cells. Sep.00 (M. Halit Umar, The Netherlands)

Mitosis - an illustrated look at the stages of this form of cell division which can easily be seen in prepared sections eg. of plant roots. Aug.99 (Anne Bruce, Scotland)

Observation tank for examining microscopic life forms from freshwater habitats - a practical project for making a thin section tank. Jul.99 (Thomas Aungst, USA)

Fiber optics light, a home project - - cold light sources are expensive. A design for the experienced DIY enthusiast or electrician. Jan.00 (Rudolf Baumueller, USA)
 
 

Looking at past issues: Links to a few past Micscape issue indexes have been recreated below, which may be of interest. As well as links to the articles of that month, they show the varying styles of past Micscape issues.

August 1997

July 1998

July 1999
 
 

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