for the microscope -
with Christmas in mind, Wim van Egmond (the
Netherlands) and Brian Darnton (UK), with additional images by Arthur Burton (UK), share a
wonderfully illustrated collection of star-shaped
subjects for the microscope.
Jean-Marie Cavanihac, France describes and
illustrates aspects of these fascinating marine
organisms; includes animations.
fluorites and apochromats? - a
brief insight into the differences between them,
with four x40 dry objectives compared and some
personal views and conclusions. By Paul James,
to build and calibrate a photo-plane lightmeter -
a very useful accessory built from a readily
available component. By Ted Kinsman, USA.
illusions and the microscope -
Bill Ells, UK shows a good example of why images
of subjects under the microscope need to be
interpreted with care.
gallery - leaf of the pond weed Myriophyllum
Ron Neumeyer, Canada shares this stunning image
taken with an apochromat.
of fixation, part 2 -
M. Halit Umar, the Netherlands continues his
illustrated introduction to the important role of
fixation in preparing specimens for the
microscope, and discusses the use of microwave
observation - cedarwood oil versus xylene as a
clearing agent -
Mike Morgan, UK found cedarwood oil to be a
superior clearing agent for some subjects and
would welcome readers' own experiences.
observation on protozoa of the genus Amphileptus -
James Evarts, USA observed and photographed three
specimens of this protozoa in an unusual
configuration and would welcome comments as to
what was observed.
cabinet of curiosities: Purchasing preserved
Richard Howey, USA browses through his specimens
collection and also provides a fascinating look
at the range of specimens available for purchase.
in phase, or thereabouts -
Roland Mortimer, Brazil experiments with
different forms of lighting when viewing local
marine diatoms ... with beautiful results.
Life Identification Kit -
a simple illustrated guide to some major groups
of small and microscopic pond life, with
extensive links to Micscape contributors'
articles. Compiled by Wim van Egmond and Dave
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