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Exploring the miniature world
 Issue 73: November 2001.
Next update December 13th.

Image of a water bear by Martin Mach: A video still from a stunning video clip.

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Daphnia collecting techniques and discoveries: Part II by Howard Webb, USA.

Some enigmatic radiolaria by Wim van Egmond, The Netherlands.

Diatoms, a gift from Antwerp by Jan Parmentier, The Netherlands.

Video gallery: Water bear, a living sweet? Martin Mach, Germany

How to make some plastic stereo-microscope accessories by Rosemarie Arbur, USA.

Cultural debris by Richard Howey, USA.

Diatoms from Guaíba Island, Rio de Janeiro by Roland Mortimer, Brazil.

Microscopic structure of a slug's foot and slime secretion by M. Halit Umar, The Netherlands.

Micro tools for microscopy by Jean-Marie Cavanihac, France. 

Topical tips 7 by Chuck Huck, USA and Ron Neumeyer, Canada.

Life in thin air by Bill Amos, USA.

The delicate lens: Thoughts concerning cleaning and scratches by Paul James, UK.

Image gallery: Fungus foray by Dave Walker, UK.

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