From the Archives. A
quiet issue so a full October 2011 edition
from ten years ago is offered below.
A roll top microscope desk - Jay Phillips (USA) describes and illustrates an elegant and practical design for the microscopist. (In Acrobat pdf format.)
Stamps and microscopes - Fritz Schulze (Canada) presents a selection of attractive stamps with a microscopy theme. (In Acrobat pdf format.)
How to find tardigrades - Mike Shaw (USA) shares an illustrated introduction on how to find, collect and study these fascinating invertebrates from a range of habitats.
The great age of the Taschenmikroskop, part 4 - R Jordan Kreindler (USA) and Yuval Goren (Israel) present the final part of their series on selected designs of pocket microscopes with a modern assessment of their use. (In
Acrobat® pdf format.)
A close-up view of spiked speedwell - Brian Johnston (Canada) illustrates the
macro and microscopic features of this plant.
Henry Pocklington 1842 - 1913 - Brian Stevenson (USA) shares a detailed investigation of this slide mounter's life and work and identifies him as the maker of previously unattributed papered slides of a distinctive style. (In Acrobat pdf format.)
William Barwell Turner (1845 –
1917): life, research and business in Leeds - [the now sadly late, Sep. 11] Peter Paisley (Australia) continues his in-depth study of the fascinating life and work of this mounter who had a working background in the brewing industry. (In doc file format.)
Metallic flies in need of identification. Part 2. Close-up - Anthony Thomas (Canada) studies a species of blowfly for identification; illustrated with striking photographs taken using a macro set-up and stacking techniques. (In
Acrobat® pdf format.)
A halloween vignette - Manuel del Cerro (Canada) shares an image with notes of a spider providing life after death for another organism.
Examining 120 year old Zeiss apochromats - Fritz Schulze (Canada) illustrates the potential problems with the objectives of old microscopes. (In Acrobat pdf format.)
A macro 35mm slide copier
To DX digital format from scratch. Plus
the modification an old 35 mm film copier for DX digital
format - Paul James (UK) shares useful designs based around a Sony NEX digital camera.
The inner epidermis of the onion bulb’s cataphylls (the onion skin). Staining
with acetified lugol-iodine and blue 1 - [the now sadly late, Sep. 11] Walter Dioni (Mexico) continues his series on this popular subject; in this part he tries different staining protocols to capture cytoplasmic streaming structures in a prepared slide. Includes an excellent HD video clip of streaming in a live onion cell.
An eccentric amateur naturalist's dream vacation - Richard Howey (USA) describes and illustrates organisms from a variety of habitats he would study on vacation.
A close-up view of white viper's bugloss - Brian Johnston (Canada) illustrates the macro and micro features of this attractive plant.
Arrowroot - [the now sadly late, Sep. 11] Peter Paisley (Australia) shares a 'piece of speculative whimsy' on a prepared slide subject often seen in old slide collections. (In doc file format.)