invertebrates from the Iowa Great Lakes region
- An illustrated downloadable booklet with
an excellent overview of some typical invertebrate groups
found in these lakes and other suitable water bodies. Written
by Charles Drewes (USA).
on some 'secret' ciliates
- Dave Furness
(UK) presents an illustrated overview of some of the
intriguing ciliates that live in the rumen of cattle.
the microscopic world with an IntelPlay QX3 microscope
- Ian Jefferies
(UK) shares an illustrated letter describing his family's first
steps exploring the microscopic world.
of the genus Micrasterias from Australia's tropical
- Mike Dingley
(Australia) describes and illustrates a selection of
species from this attractive group of algae.
- Howard Webb
(USA) shares notes and images of this attractive organism.
to the onion skin
- Walter Dioni
(Mexico) describes how this classic subject helped spark
his lifelong interest in microscopy and uses it as an example to
show the relative merits of many different lighting techniques.
gallery of hippuric acid photomicrographs (using polarized
- Brian Johnston
(Canada) presents a beautiful selection of images using
this classic chemical with accompanying notes on how to
prepare such slides.
preliminary look at the ciliates of sinkhole #25, Bitter
Lake National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico
- David Richman (USA) describes the ciliates he found in
this fascinating habitat.
colours with the Fuji S2 and Nikon Coolpix 4500 digital
- Ian Walker (UK)
presents an attractive selection of photographs celebrating
the colours and textures in the northern England countryside.
Heine condenser (part 2). Operational aspects and imagery
- Paul James (UK) discusses and illustrates the versatility
of this design of condenser.
web sites: The
Macro Lens Collection Database
- an impressive database of macro lenses compiled by Dr
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