A handy book for amateur microscopists who want to prepare their own slides but who don't happen to have have a fume hood in their kitchen or workshop. Walter Dioni describes how to mount a wide range of specimens, from pollen grains to thick specimens such as insects, using products that are safe and readily available in the UK and USA. Dioni also gives handy tips about which household items can be used in place of costly laboratory equipment.
The chapter entitled "Ten Years After" discusses how well the various mountants performed over time which I found particularly useful.The book contains plenty of helpful pictures, I only wish they could have been printed in colour.
SAFE MICROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES FOR AMATEURS Slide Mounting Paperback – 31 May 2014
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- Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (31 May 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 104 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1499746512
- ISBN-13 : 978-1499746518
- Dimensions : 13.34 x 0.58 x 20.32 cm
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The perfect book for enthusiastic amateur microscopistsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 July 2014
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A microscopists treasure house.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 August 2014
A beautifully presented little book that leads the reader through gentle steps from simple to increasingly complex microscopical mounts. Don't be put off by the fact the illustrations are in black and white, they are quite stunning and extremely helpful. By showing how the more dangerous or restricted chemicals of yesterday may be substituted with modern easily acquired alternatives Walter Dioni has performed a great service to microscopists everywhere.
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Decent value for money for a book of this natureReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2016
I didn't feel this booklet was suitable for beginners. Nevertheless it encompasses all the necessary guides to creating slides in their various forms. Overall a worthy reference.
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Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 February 2017
Good for the young microscopist.