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The Microscope and How to Use It


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FOREWARD 1. THE MICROSCOPE AND ESSENTIAL TOOLS How a Microscope Is Constructed Preparation and Auxiliary Tools "Cleaning of Coverslips, Slides and Lenses" Care of Other Tools Used in Microscopy 2. HOW TO USE THE MICROSCOPE Adjusting the Prepared Object How to Get the Best Lighting Examining and Positioning Preparations Changing Objectives Learining to See with One Eye "Seeing "Flies" Drawing Microscopic Objects Fifteen Working Rules for Beginners 3. EXAMINING SIMPLE PREPARTIONS Table-Salt Crystals Air Bubbles Potato Starch Onion Skin Plasmolysis Cotton Nettle Hairs Canadian Waterweed Spurge Cells from Inside the Human Cheek Milk Blood Sperm Cells Human Hair Feathers Cleaning of Slides and Coverslips 4. INSECT PREPARATIONS Killing with Chloroform Butterfly Scales Butterfly Wings Mouth of June Bug Eyes of the June Bug Sting of the Honey Bee Legs of the Honey Bee Gizzard of a Cockroach "Fleas, Bedbugs, Lice and Gnats" Mites Storage of Permanent Preparations 5. EXPLORING A DROP OF WATER Diatoms Diatom Preparations Spiorogyra Mounting in Glycerin or Glycerin Jelly Water Fleas Microaquaria and Hay Infusions Paramecium Rotifers Euglena Amoebae Fresh-Water Polyp Preparing Dye Solution 6. THE STRUCTURE OF PLANTS Moulds Moss Leaves Male Fern Sectioning with a Razor Care of the Razor Cornstalks Cleaning Preparations Iris Leaf Orange and Lemon Peel Nucleus Divisions and Giant Chromosomes Storage of Fixed Plant Materials Handling Fresh Sections Detection of Fat Detection of Vitamin C 7. THE MICROSCOPIC STRUCTURE OF ANIMALS Snail Tongues Liver Flukes Fish Scales Fish Blood Dissection of a Frog Frog Blood Ciliated Epithelium of the Frog's Mouth Striated Muscles Smooth Muscle Fibers Columnar Epithelial Cells Nerve Fibers Intestinal Infusoria of a Frog Cartilage Bone Bone Section Pork Liver Liver Clamps 8. BACTERIA Dyeing Bacteria Use of the Oil-Immersion Objective Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Sulphur Bacteria Dyeing Bacilli Spores 9. MICROPHOTOGRAPHY Lighting Apparatus for Microphotography Light Filters and Lighting APPENDIX - MICROTOME TECHNIQUE Fixing Dehydration and Paraffin Infiltration Embedding in Paraffin Mounting and Trimming the Block Embedding in Celloidin The Microtome Cutting with the Microtome Subsequent Handling of the Sections INDEX

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