Microscopy section meetings
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by Mike Asquith. A look at the roots and related underground structures of plants: A brief introduction followed by a look at prepared slides of roots from the society’s collection.
by Mike Gibson. The best way to tell what the animal ate is to see what indigestible parts are voided as waste. Dissection and observation of samples. Pellets and droppings will be available for study.
by Mike Gibson. This will be a fascinating chance to look at things from your kitchen and medicine cabinet. These include pills and potions from the humble aspirin to sodium bicarbonate, with particular reference to polarisation techniques.
by Mike Asquith. A look at fresh Corms and Bulbs: Bring your own samples and explore for yourself these interesting and important structures. Mike will demonstrate how to make and stain temporary slides of these often overlooked items
by Mike Asquith. There will be an introductory talk on the differences between the structure and function of corms and bulbs, followed by the chance to study some of the society’s large collection of prepared slides illustrating these two different structures.
by Mike Gibson. In this session we shall be having another look at a selection of sand slides from the Douglas Richardson & Gordon Osborne collections. The society is the proud holder of one of the largest sand collections in the country.
by Tim Newton and Mike Gibson. They will show you how to make a flea slide and will demonstrate the use of a range of mountants so you to make your own slide to keep.
by Tim Newton. There are over 60 different species of flea found in the UK, and in this first session Tim will show you various species, and outline the differences between mammal and avian fleas. In addition to using mounted material, he will explain how to make slides of fleas, using a supply from a local vet. This evening you can prepare your own slides of fleas.
* Where: [HR = Humfrey Rooms, Out = See details]