Leitz Laborlux 11 microscope

Something on the inside lid of the chilli dressing……microscopy 5/8/2018


Initially I thought this was simply rust, but on closer inspection it was moving……


Leitz Laborlux 11 microscope & Bresser Microcam SP 5.1 microscope camera.

Photo x4 objective:

Photos x10 objective – the two images show different planes on the microscope slide (remember there is 3D element to slide’s contents):

Video x10 objective:


Photos x40 objective:

Video x40 objective:


The video above shows the “rust” moving – but is it alive or Brownian motion?

Leitz Laborlux 11 microscope & first light viewing Gallus embryo slide (Gallus embryo 12-18 hour E primitive streak)

I have obtained a second hand Leitz Laborlux 11 microscope to use for outreach – the Zeiss IM microscope is just too big to lug around!

Pictures below – comes with a very nice molded box to carry it arround.

First light images from a Gallus embryo slide (Gallus embryo 12-18 hour E primitive streak) using x10 and x40 objectives and Bresser MikrOkular camera.

Gallus gallus: The Chicken embryo is a staple educational tool in developmental biology.Their availability and similarities with mammalian embryo, help shape our present understanding of embryology.


Leitz Laborlux 11 microscope:

Gallus-embryo-12-18-hour-E-primitive-streak-x10-obj-161117 (below):

Gallus-embryo-12-18-hour-E-primitive-streak-x40-obj-161117 (below):