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Exploring the miniature world

Issue 93: July 2003.
Next update August 13th.

The image above by Walter Dioni shows a waterflea fixed in lactocupric acid and mounted in 'PVA glycerol'.

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Moniliform macronucleus of Stentor - Chitchai Chantangsi (Thailand) describes and illustrates this intriguing form of nucleus exhibited in e.g. the common protozoan Stentor.

A gallery of 1-nitroso-2-naphthol photomicrographs - Brian Johnston (Canada) shares a beautiful selection of images of this chemical under polarised and darkfield lighting taken with the Nikon Coolpix 4500 digicam.

The compound microscope - a brief introduction - Gregor Overney (USA) shares this useful overview showing the main components of the compound microscope and common lighting techniques.

No formalin, no mercury, new fixers: Part 1 - Walter Dioni (Mexico) continues his topical theme of safe and accessible reagents for enthusiasts, by describing and comparing a selection of fixers.

Fun with Photoshop Elements™ - Ian Walker (UK) shares an attractive selection of macro and other images to illustrate how the special features of image processing software can be used to good effect.

The microscope, Homo sapiens and sensibility: a rather convoluted personal perspective on how we relate to the microscope and science - Paul James (UK) shares his interesting views on some wide ranging aspects of the microscope and how we perceive it.

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