Laboratory Equipment Blog

Using a Microscope with a Stereotaxic Frame

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

You can use the PZMIV stereo microscope with a stereotaxic frame as shown in the image below. 

Adjusting a Microscope

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

These instructions describe how to properly focus a binocular microscope.

Choosing a Microscope Camera

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

F350 Objective, Standard CS-MountIt is common for a researcher to attach a camera to a microscope. Three types of cameras are available, and two are suitable for microscopy work:

Understanding Microscope Objectives

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

Eyepiece viewA variety of microscope objectives are available. All objectives use lenses to focus light. Light is broken down into various wavelengths (colors) as it travels through a lens. The various wavelengths have different focal points. That means that red, green and blue appears to focus at different points. This is called chromatic aberration.

Microscope Basics

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

Microscopes are a standard laboratory tool, but purchasing the right microscope for a particular application can be a challenge. First, consider how you will use the instrument. Are you looking at slides, dissecting a small animal or performing a surgery? (The application dictates the necessary working distance and power of magnification.) What kind of a stand will you be using? (Boom stand, articulating arm or post stand)

Micro Injection Setup 101

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

When it comes to setting up microinjection systems, the options appear endless. The pictures below give some broad suggestions on how you might set up your own system. Keep in mind that many parts are interchangeable depending on your needs or preferences.

Camera Comparison Chart

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

COLCAM/ COLCAM-HDWPI offers a variety of quality digital cameras that can be attached to a trinocular microscope. Click here to view the entire comparison chart.

Line Up! (Reading a Vernier Scale)

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013

The vernier scale was invented by French mathematician Pierre Vernier in 1631 as an upgrade on Pedro Nunes' measurement system for precision astrolobes. With a main scale and a sliding secondary scale, a vernier is used for making precise measurements.