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|Collecting in the torrent - practical tips on collecting from fast flowing streams. Or new uses for bath sponges and 'pop' bottles! By Brian Darnton, UK||How do non woody plants stay upright? - a fascinating look at the cellular structures of a plant that provide the support. By Anne Bruce, UK.|
|Getting started in microscopy - Larry Legg in his down to earth style looks at the basic features of a good microscope, simple lighting and introductory booklets.||Culturing freshwater organisms - some easy methods for growing cultures described by Thomas Aungst, US.|
|Gromia, Gromia wherefore art thou Gromia? - Richard Howey, US takes a look at one of the more unusual marine protozoa that can often occur in fish tanks.||Victorian papered microscope slides - a look at some attractive slides over 100 years old prepared by R. H. Allen. By Bill Ells, UK.|
|Landshell image gallery - a further look at some of the fascinating species of smaller shells that can be found. By Helmut Nisters, Austria.||Using a white LED in the Open University portable microscope - a simple method of providing lighting for this popular microscope. John Garrett, UK shows how.|
|Microfossil and nannofossil image gallery - microscopic fossils are very much in the news. Keith Abineri, UK shows some of the common forms that can be found in many rocks using a simple 'peel' technique.||Counting the dots: giving microscopes a 'workout' with diatom test slides - how prepared slides of diatom species can be used to check out a microscope's performance. By Dave Walker, UK|
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