crystals with hourglass inclusions under the
James Benko, USA provides a technique for
creating and observing these unusual growth
forms, illustrated with stunning images.
short, happy life of ... the
Rosemarie Arbur, USA describes and illustrates a
fascinating sequence she observed as individuals
of this protozoa escaped from a resting cyst.
observations of a tardigrade from Scotland -
Bill Ells, UK shares his observations and images
of a tardigrade moulting and also giving birth to
of cells -
M. Halit Umar, the Netherlands gives a wide
ranging overview of the wonderful range of cell
types that occur in nature, illustrated with a
wealth of examples.
modifications to the McArthur Open University
Jim Harper, USA shares his tips for improving the
internal lighting of this cheap but effective
portable microscope, and also provides a design
for adding top lighting.
in a different light -
Roland Mortimer, Brazil shares a marvellous
selection of diatom images captured with during
trials of a new digital capture set-up for his
monocular microscope -
Jim Disbrow, USA shows how a simple but effective
monocular low power microscope can be assembled
from a junk pair of binoculars.
picture quality. Part 1; lighting corrections -
image editing software offers a powerful way of
correcting faults in digital images captured
through the microscope. Jean-Marie Cavanihac,
France describes software features to correct
uneven lighting faults.
macro images on screen -
Paul James, UK illustrates how to create stereo
images of macroscopic subjects on the monitor
screen using a consumer digital stills camera.
a laboratory. Part 2 glassware and related
Richard Howey, USA continues his informative
series with valuable advice for the microscopy
enthusiast setting up their own laboratory.
illumination: add color to your viewing -
Chuck Huck, USA describes this technique, where
coloured discs in the condenser filter tray can
create dramatic effects.
gallery: time-lapse studies -
Edward Kinsman, USA shares his dramatic sequence
of an adult cicada hatching and Jean-Marie
Cavanihac, France shows how a simple subject like
salt crystallising can create effective