Tag Archives: Specimen

Biological Microscopes And The Processes Of Life


When you want to study living organisms and their life processes, one of the best equipment to perform the job are the biological microscopes. Under their lenses, you can see through to the cells and their components, often in full color. These microscopes can range from the very simple setups used in schools and homes […]

Getting To Know Your Compound Microscope

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What is a compound microscope? How is the term related to the inverted microscope? Or perhaps the other configuration, upright microscope. Yes, you’ve read it right, the compound microscope uses two optical parts. We will discuss each of them below: The eyepiece – also called the ocular, this is the part where you look through […]

False Magnification Or False Advertising?


An increasing number of microscope websites advertise microscopes with 2,000x magnification, which is strange since 2,000x is double the magnification for which standard light microscopes are designed. Regretfully, since most consumers are not that familiar with microscopes, there is a natural assumption that 2,000x must be bigger and better than 1,000x magnification. This, however, is […]

Appreciating Life Through Biological Microscopes

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What are biological microscopes? How do these instruments differ from industrial microscopes? Can you differentiate its use from other microscopes such as stereo microscopes? Well, to make matters clearer, remember your high school science class. When you talk about biology, you are actually studying living organisms. In short, when you talk about biology, you are […]

All About the Trinocular Microscope

Trinocular Microscope

Today, with the many names and terms related to the field of microscopy, we are sometimes confused as to what each of them means. You have terms like the research microscope, digital microscope and inverted microscope, among others. Then you have the trinocular microscope? Just what is it? How does a trinocular microscope differ from […]