Clubs / Socs (Pro/Am)
Pond life ID kit
Smallest page on the web
Comments on Micscape and
parent site coordinator:
on a common cold - Joe
Schuller (USA) discovers that having a cold does have its
benefits when he finds interesting ciliates in nasal
gallery - I. A selection of aquatic life - Spike
Walker (UK) shares some of his striking images in the first
in a series of themed galleries.
of Jersey - Christina
Brodie (UK) shares her impressions of western Jersey with a series of
her own attractive drawings of the flora and photographs of
the scenery and geological aspects.
on symmetry in nature
- M Halit Umar (Netherlands) presents an illustrated essay
on aspects of symmetry in nature that fascinates him.
- Tom Webster (USA) shows how this effect can be created
using a phase condenser to give excellent imagery.
circa 1941 Spencer microscope - David
Richman (USA) presents an illustrated tour of this still
very usable microscope which was previously owned by an
Rotifera or wheel animalcules' by C T Hudson and P Gosse - Ian
Walker (UK) shares some of the stunning illustrations in
an overview of this famous book.
gallery of urea photomicrographs (using polarized light) - Brian
Johnston (Canada) continues his series with a striking selection
of images of this quite easily acquired chemical.
cordifolia. A short illustrated monograph. Part 2 - reproductive
organs - W. Dioni (Mexico)
shows how a household plant can be used to illustrate many
botanical features with the aid of a homemade microtome
(a 'mesotome', previously described).
in a tree crotch - Paul
James (UK) shows a selection of microscopic life that can
live in tree pools with examples of these habitats in various
on using a Minolta 5400 for scanning microscope slides. Comparisons
with the Nikon Coolscan design - David
Walker (UK) compares the ease of use and results from this
modern high performance scanner with an older Nikon
book: 'Guide to the "Secrets" of Transmitted-Light Microscopy'
- this is the first book in a planned series
entitled 'Better microscopy. A series of
practical user's guides.' Written by David
Jackson who is a microscopist of long experience, details
from the Lulu
self publishing website. Ring-bound,
laminated covers, 96 pages.
Small World Competition' 2005: Entries
are accepted up until the end of June 30th for
this competition. Microscopy enthusiasts have been
well represented in the award winners and honorable
mentions of past competitions.
Rowntree meeting, 4th June, 2005, UK -
details of this popular and very successful
annual meeting are in the 'News' section
below. Information kindly supplied by Mike
probe microscopy one day conference 'Nanoscale
solutions for research and industry', Leeds University
(UK), June 7th. Readers with a professional
interest in microscopy maybe interested in this
meeting. Samples can be brought along for 'hands
on experience'. Three files of information
and registration documents are here.
Information kindly supplied by Tanya Dempsey.
delighted to receive contributions small or large from microscopy
enthusiasts whether a novice or expert. If you have an image, tip or
article, why not share it, this magazine is what you make it! Have a chat
with us, to
see how we can help share your interests.
| Micscape Article
Look for that elusive article on our site:
Manual Search (category search in our new extensively revised listing).
(keyword search: by
subject, author, or list articles in a past issue)
index (a list
of all Micscape contributors to date)
| News - special
notices - misc.
us your news and meeting notices of interest to optical microscopy
enthusiasts and we will be pleased to share them.
The Frank Rowntree
meeting held by the Leeds Microscopical Society will take
place on Sat. 4th June 2005 in Morley nr. Leeds, UK. The venue is the same as
for the last few years. Interested persons should send a sae to Mike Smith below
or contact him by e-mail. His postal address is 10 Moor Allerton Crescent,
Moortown, Leeds LS17 6SH.
(Editor's note: Information kindly supplied by Mike
| External links. Below are some of our
favourites, which includes sites with extensive links and/or resources
for the optical microscopy enthusiast.