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AMATEUR MICROSCOPY BY THE MUSHROOM SPORE STORE
A Wonderful Area Of Study!
Amateur microscopy is a wonderful area of study, even if it’s just a hobby for individuals. Here at the Mushroom Spore Store we carry some fascinating mushroom spores, perfect for research and microscopy purposes. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know before starting your journey as an amateur microscopist.
HOW A MICROSCOPE WORKS: BASIC PARTS AND ASSEMBLY
Microscopes allow users to view tiny objects like microstructures, cells and microorganisms. These instruments will offer more than a single level of magnification, which allows users to visualize subjects in different ways. The primary components of the microscope are the head, arm and base. The head is considered the body of the instrument and is responsible for carrying optical components. The base is far more than a simple support for the device. This part acts as a surface for specimens, typically located on the side.
The arms connect the base to the head, as expected. Most microscopes are intended to be carried safely by the arm, while some feature a stationary arm. Of course, the eyepiece is where users look through the microscope. Some often refer to this as the ocular section of the microscope. Eyepieces will be either binocular or monocular, meaning there are one or two viewing ports.
The area where subjects are placed is commonly referred to as the stage. Stages feature clips to hold slides in place, adjustable by knobs. The knobs are used to focus on the subjects, changing and manipulating the level of magnification. Focus knobs are classified in two types: coarse and fine.
HOW TO PURCHASE A MICROSCOPE FOR AMATEUR MICROSCOPY
As an amateur microscopist, you will need to purchase a real microscope instead of a novelty one. A typical microscope will cost somewhere between $300-$600. Try checking online classifieds to find a quality microscope. Make sure to purchase your spores from a reputable mushroom spore vendor, at the same time.
HOW TO VIEW CUBENSIS MUSHROOM SPORES UNDER YOUR MICROSCOPE
The spores you purchase from us are suspended in a non-nutrient liquid, generally distilled water. To view the spores with the microscope, place a drop or two onto a slide. The next step is to calibrate the microscope. Mushroom spores are measured in microns, meaning you’ll want to calibrate the microscope to properly view microns. Once the specimen is prepared, you are ready to dive into the world of cubensis mushroom spores.