Micscape Articles by Walter Dioni, Mexico.
From 2002 to 2011 Walter Dioni, Mexico has shared over 60 often heavily illustrated articles on Micscape on a wide range of topics. They are all linked to below and illustrate the breadth of his interests, his love of microscopic life and the microscope as a tool. English is not Walter's first language so especially impressive to share technical topics in a clear manner.
Sept 25th 2014: Sadly, Walter Dioni passed away amongst his family in September 2014 after an illness. His legacy to the microscopy community continues with his work presented below.
The suite 'Safe Microscopic Techniques for Amateurs' has been compiled into a book by site owner Maurice Smith and available in various formats from here.
Microtechnique - using readily available materials
Safe mounting media for microscopy. Ten years after. - reassesses the relative merits of the mountants he described in an earlier series, to see which have good archival properties.
Microscopists, health, and war against narcotics and terrorism - comments on the increasing difficulties experienced by enthusiasts when obtaining reagents, with suggestions for future approaches.
Identification and study guides to selected groups
Exploring microscopic life
Physaloptera squamatae an extensive and beautifully illustrated microscopical study of this parasite which he dissected from the stomach of a common garden lizard in Cancun.
Onion skin series - describing the microscopic studies and microtechniques that can be undertaken using this versatile and readily obtainable subject.
Use of the Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 for photomicrography. History of a near-failure or a semi-success - a three part series on using this popular webcam. In part 1 he describes the reasons for his buying decision and methods of using on a microscope with or without the built in lens using suitable homemade or commercial adapters.
Topical tips: Image amalgamation - describes a sometimes overlooked feature in many camera's bundled software or editing software, which allows quick and effective 'clean-up' of a microscopy subject by combining with an inverted background image.
Use of the Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 for photomicrography. History of a near-failure or a semi-success In part 2 he assesses various aspects of its still image quality.
Use of the Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 for photomicrography. History of a near-failure or a semi-success In part 3 he assesses its performance using different lighting techniques and for video work.
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