New this month:
pond samples at high magnifications - Richard Howey (USA) gives some
valuable tips for studying microorganisms at higher mags with notes on
some of the fascinating protozoa that may be found.
Flatters and Garnett Microprojector brought back into use - David Bull
(UK) describes and illustrates an example of this still useful apparatus
which dates from the ca. 1930's.
on the rocks - a peep at the world of lichens - Paul James (UK) looks
at the beauty of some lichens at the macroscopic level found near his home
egg and some other finds from marine plankton - Wim van Egmond (The
Netherlands) shares some beautiful examples of marine plankton found at
this time of year off The Netherlands coast.
I choose and buy microscopes - Gordon Couger (USA) provides useful
tips and thoughts on this topic based on his own experiences.
Note: The microscopy links compiled
by Gordon Couger are now hosted on the author's home pages and are linked
to in the 'Other sites' section of the menu panel on the left.
From the library: Summer issues
are often rather slim, with enthusiasts out and about collecting and observing,
so below are a selection of past articles from the online library which
we hope are of interest.
All past articles can be browsed
via category, or via a keyword or author search.
of cells - introduction to plant and animal cells. Sep.00 (M. Halit
Umar, The Netherlands)
- an illustrated look at the stages of this form of cell division which
can easily be seen in prepared sections eg. of plant roots. Aug.99 (Anne
tank for examining microscopic life forms from freshwater habitats
- a practical project for making a thin section tank. Jul.99 (Thomas Aungst,
optics light, a home project - - cold light sources are expensive.
A design for the experienced DIY enthusiast or electrician. Jan.00 (Rudolf
Looking at past issues: Links
to a few past Micscape issue indexes have been recreated below, which may
be of interest. As well as links to the articles of that month, they show
the varying styles of past Micscape issues.
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