forums: Places to discuss the hobby or to
www.photomacrography.net forums, galleries,
articles on macroscopy and
groups: a 'P'
denotes current and archived messages are
public i.e. not limited to members. Nov.2019. Links updated where known to the latest *.io groups.
Yahoo Diatom Forum P
Wild M20 microscope
microcosmo (for Italian speaking enthusiasts)
software forum created by the software's
Amateur Microscopy (>6000
members, very active). Also specialist
groups e.g. for users of given maker's
microscopes (e.g. Zeiss, Olympus, Wild,
Vickers). Try a Facebook Group Search
with keywords like microscope or
to find these.
hunter the website ably
run by Oliver Kim has built up a popular
and valuable forum with help for both the
beginner and more advanced user.
Algae-L 'Forum for marine,
freshwater and terrestrial algae'. Access
to Archives possible for non-subscribers.
Diatom-L 'Research on the
diatom algae.' Access to Archives for
subscribers only. Link was current March
2016. Many online diatom resources point
to an outdated Indiana Univ. listserver.
(With thanks to Rob Kimmich for the
Mikroskopie-Treff.de (Extensive German microscopy
forum; some English categories.)
Vereinigung München e. V.
range of articles and resources in German.
based forum and image gallery for micro /
macro but open to non French speaking
Other sites (also see Societies
and Clubs page.)
'infocus' and other resources for members
and the community.
Microscopical Club Journal, Bulletin
and meetings for members.
Light Microscopy Forum
domain books collated by Steve Gill
formerly on CD and now free on Micscape.
Mikroskop Museum German website
with resources on microscopes / makers
optical microscopy resources
Dennis Kunkel's SEM images
Diatoms Ireland - resource site
by Leszek Wolnik
illustrated resource compiled by Robert
Microbe hunter microscopy
enthusiast website, forum and magazine
edited by Oliver Kim
projects for the enthusiast
with online archive
journal by McCrone Group
Fun Science Gallery
articles on optics in English and Italian.
Independent Generation of
Research (IGoR) - Wiki style
resource for citizen scientists to share
Lens On Leeuwenhoek - extensive
resource online by Douglas Anderson
Collected Letters of Antoni van
Leeuwenhoek ('Alle de Brieven ..') transcribed and
free online at DBNL.
A Cabinet of Curiosities a resource on
Victorian microscope slides by Howard Lynk
Klaus Kemp's 'Diatoms' website - offers regional
strews and arranged prepared slides of
diatoms, an 8 form test slide, radiolaria,
insect scales etc and prepares arranged
slides on commission.
'Diatoms Ireland' resource by Leszek
Historical makers of
microscopes and microscope slides
Brian Stevenson's extensive
Victorian slide makers
Cambridge rocking microtome resources
enthusiast Willem Cramer's website
Jackson's Better Microscopy blog.
Regularly updated free resources extending
from his 'Better Microscopy' series of
Stefano Barone's Diatom Shop sale of his own
prepared and arranged slides of diatoms,
radiolaria, forams and scales.
www.testslides.com website devoted
to Stefano Barone's Diatom Lab test