Re: Have you tried shining the light onto the microscope slide?


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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 29, 2002 at 19:08:44:

In reply to: Have you tried shining the light onto the microscope slide? posted by Faery Ring on August 29, 2002 at 19:03:04:

: It might create a clearer image of the henna chunks. They appear to
: be opaque so shining a light through the specimens may not work.

I've got an upper light and a lower light and I was getting a better
image from below. If its plant stuff, it's not as opaque as grit, the
lower light helps in that identification. Granted, a better tool
would help! Resolution and all here is ..... not great. But, it was
cheap, and it's shiny, and simple enough for a child to understand, so
I can just about deal with it. There IS an advantage in that.

 


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