urchins revisited - Jean-Marie Cavanihac (France) describes and illustrates
some fascinating microscopic features of sea urchins and includes a delightful
tips 10 - printing a calibrated reticle - Larry Jenkins (USA) shares
a neat way of creating a usable eyepiece reticle by printing on clear sheet.
downloadable image file to print
out is supplied.
bit of basic microtechnique as applied to protists - Richard Howey
(USA) provides many practical suggestions for studying protozoa, including
their movement when studying live
and preserving techniques.
binocular head - Paul James (UK) gives some useful advice on the setting
up and testing of a binocular head to ensure comfortable viewing.
links - compiled by Gordon Couger (USA). An updated set of microscopy
web sites. Suggestions for sites to add are welcomed.
From the library: It's a slim
issue this month, 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.
microscopes - a users valuable first impressions. Jul.98. David Goldstein
microscopy and mathematics - a fascinating look at the honeybee, e.g.
ever wondered why honeycomb 'cells' are hexagonal? Sep.98. Anne Bruce (Scotland).
who live in glass houses' - an introduction to the wonders of diatoms,
illustrated by superb line drawings Oct.97. Bill Amos (USA) and Wim van
Egmond (The Netherlands).
the recent chalk makers - a guide to where to hunt for beautiful microscopic
subjects on a beach, and the sort of coastline to look for. Aug.98. Brian
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