From the Archives. A
quiet issue so a full August 2011 edition from
ten years ago is offered below.
Make your own micropaleontology slides - Jay Phillips (USA) discusses and illustrates how to make various designs of high quality slides. Includes downloadable slide templates. (In
Acrobat® pdf format.)
The great age of the Taschenmikroskop, part 2 - R Jordan Kreindler (USA) and Yuval Goren (Israel) present the second part of their series on selected designs of pocket microscopes with a modern assessment of their use. (In
Acrobat® pdf format.)
A footnote on Hume - [the now sadly late Jul. 21] Peter Paisley (Australia) follows up his earlier article on this slide mounter with an aspect prompted by a reader.
A close-up view of a bellflower hybrid - Brian Johnston (Canada) illustrates the
macro and microscopic features of this plant.
John Henry Martin 1842 - 1881 - Brian Stevenson (USA) discusses and illustrates aspects of this slide mounter and book author; Martin was the unfortunate recipient of what maybe one of the most barbed book reviews ever published. (In Acrobat® pdf format.)
The poor man's photomacroscope. Part 9 - photo gallery and conclusion - Paul James (UK) concludes his series with striking examples.
Slide maker “WLS” probably William Low Sarjeant, 1851-ca. 1930 - Brian Stevenson (USA) discusses and illustrates aspects of this mounter's work. (In Acrobat® pdf format.)
The inner epidermis of the onion bulb’s cataphylls (the
onion skin). Fixing with alcohols - [the now sadly late Jul. 21] Walter Dioni (Mexico) continues his series on this popular subject and how it can be used to explore different preparation and staining techniques.
Some ramblings on micro-technique. Part 2: Autumn ponds
and ditches - Richard Howey (USA) presents an illustrated essay providing practical advice on this popular aspect of the microscopy hobby.
A close-up view of ''Little Princess" Spirea - Brian Johnston (Canada) illustrates the macro and micro features of this attractive plant.
on a selection of old 'Podura' microscope slides, including two by G A
Clout - David Walker (UK) presents examples of this popular test subject and how the slide variants reflect aspects of its history of use.