Microscope Lab for General Biology BI 101

Biology Department, Saint Anselm College

 

How to use this page - Lab materials

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Materials
Thumbnails
All
Whole Mounts (letter e, threads)
Wet mounts (slides, coverslips, water bottles)
Wet mount (protists)
Wet mount (onion, potato, IKI stain)
Dissecting scope materials
Forensic lab materials - all
Forensic lab materials - per bench

 

How to use this page - Video

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Making slides Type of preparation - for Mac OS 9 (.avi) Type of preparation - for Mac OS X, Windows (.mov)
  Preparing a wet mount 1 Preparing a wet mount 1
  Preparing a wet mount 2 Preparing a wet mount 1
  Preparing a wet mount 3  
     
Staining technique Staining 1 Staining 1

 

How to use this page - slides

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Parts of the Microscope - Compound and Dissecting Scopes

 

Microscope Views

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Compound Binocular Light Microscope front
  side
Compound Monocular Light Microscope front
  side
Dissecting scope front

 

 

 

Slides for Compound Light Microscope

 

Letter e

lowest magnification

 
higher magnification
 
highest magnification (more likely what you will see)
Threads
lowest magnification
Potato
unstained
Potato
stained with IKI
Onion
unstained
Onion
stained with IKI
Ruler lowest magnification

 

Materials for the Dissecting Scope

 

Desiccated flies
Computer chips
Post cards/photographs
E. coli culture 1
E. coli culture 2
E. coli culture 3
B. megaterium culture
Bread mold culture
Fern leaves with sori