muralis - My first moss - Derek Christie (Scotland) shows how a
common moss species has many fascinating macro and microscopic features.
He also describes how his moss study has been sponsored by the Millennium
binocular heads for easy viewing - Raymond Sloss (UK) shows how selected
designs of badly aligned binocular heads may with great care be improved.
Watson 'Mint' Metallurgical microscope. A personal look at a distinguished
old member of the microscope family - In this beautifully illustrated
article, Brian Johnston (Canada) shares his enthusiasm for a fine example
of this old but very useable microscope.
pectorale. A Chlorophyte - Steve Durr (UK) presents an illustrated
overview of this attractive algae.
Projectina microscope circa. 1960's - David Bull (UK) shares an illustrated
summary of his renovation project. He would welcome info' on this model
and on sourcing spares.
want to bring THOSE into the house??? - Richard Howey (USA) describes
the intriguing microscopic protozoa that can be found in termites and some
other arthropods; illustrated with stunning images.
- Jean-Marie Cavanihac (France) takes a closer look at some marine examples
of this fascinating protozoan. The article includes some delightful animations
which may take some time to download but it's well worth the wait!
microscopic techniques for amateurs. Mounting microscopic subjects. Part
3 - Mixed mounting media - In part A of this four part article, Walter
Dioni (Mexico) assesses fructoglycerol and modified Brun's medium as mountants
that can be safely prepared and used by the amateur.
notes on photography of snow crystals or snowflakes - Ted Kinsman (USA)
shares some terrific images of this appealing subject which he has taken
during this cold winter, together with some new tips on how to take such
center microscope with darkfield capability - Ted Clarke (USA) describes
a neat design of patch stops for low power darkfield on a Russian Biolam
microscope used at a nature center, with comparison images of the typical
results it can produce.
eyepoint oculars and the digicam - Paul James (UK) describes and illustrates
how high eyepoint eyepieces can be one route for successful photomicrography
using a consumer digicam.
|New search feature: Thank
you to the readers who have suggested that a useful feature for the Micscape
archive search page would be the facility to find all articles published
in a given past issue.
The database of the Micscape
Library Search page has been updated and can now accept back issue
searches. This is potentially useful both for readers who wish to view
articles in a recent missed issue, or to see what articles were published
in any past issue ... from the first edition published in Nov.95 to the
|Meeting notice (UK): A
combined Spring Meeting of microscopists of the PMS and QMC will be held
at the Village Hall (opposite the Parish Church) Langton Matravers Near
Swanage Dorset on Saturday the 10th of May from 10 am until 4 pm. The meeting
is open to all and several local naturalists also attend including children.
Lunch can be enjoyed at a choice of several establishments in the village.
Previous meetings may be viewed
on the QMC
Exhibitors are charged £3.50
which includes tea, bookable asap from Derek Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casual visitors are admitted free of charge. Questions to: Brian Darnton.
(Editor's note: Information kindly
suplied by Brian Darnton)
|Enthusiasts' web sites in
focus: Two microscopy enthusiasts have kindly let us know of updates
to their own web sites.
Loes Modderman has a splendid
web site http://www.ScienceArt.nl
with striking images that cross the science-art interface. New updates
include images of plastics taken between crossed polars and bubbles.
Steve Durr has transferred
his web site to http://www.btinternet.com/~stephen.durr/index.html
which includes plenty of valuable info' on photomicrography and illustrated
with his own stunning images.
Editor's note: Micscape would
be pleased to hear of readers' own web sites which have microscopy / macroscopy
content of interest to the enthusiast.