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annotated key for species of the family Stentoridae and
two related families. A tour through the taxonomic
maze. - Walter
Dioni (Mexico) presents a detailed overview of the taxonomy
of these protozoan groups and includes guidelines
on how to best study them. The key is designed to help
the enthusiast identify the twenty one currently recognized
species of stentor.
Zeiss Axiostar binocular microscope. A personal review.
- Ian Walker (UK) shares
his thoughts on this modern microscope which is becoming
available secondhand from dealers and eBay.
garden in New Mexico 3 - David
Richman (USA) concludes his series by describing and
illustrating the non-insect arthropod fauna which he has
found in his wildlife friendly garden.
of testosterone photomicrographs using polarized light illumination
- Brian Johnston (Canada)
shares a striking selection of images of this chemical with
tips for preparing chemical slides for polarised light study.
with glycerol - Howard
Webb (USA) offers practical advice on preparing this
versatile reagent described recently by Walter Dioni. The
preparation procedure is important as the ingredients are
the same as those to make 'slime balls'.
written by students on the 'Principles and applications
of photomacrography' course November 2004, Biomedical Photographic Communications (BPC) program at the
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT),
NY State, USA.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to the students
for sharing their enthusiasm and skills on such
a wonderful variety of topics. Writing an article
for Micscape formed part of their course
assignment, which was a neat idea proposed by
Ted Kinsman the course instructor in the summer,
to which we readily agreed! Thanks to Ted for
all the work behind the scenes to make this
happen. Also thanks to Michael Peres, the dept.
head for his introduction and for the department's
and students' articles:
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