Microscopy from sample water pond at Beacon Park, Lichfield, 8/4/2020 – Phase Contrast

Phase contrast, Zeiss IM35 microscope.

Live images.

x20 and x32 objectives, with Optovar magnifier x1.0 – x2.0

Andy

See also associated post about H&E stained example from same sample of pond water:

Microscopy from sample water pond at Beacon Park, Lichfield, 8/4/2020 – H&E staining

Phase Contrast Microscopy of live sample of pond water from Beacon Park:

VIdeos:

Most of what looks like bits of debris in the slide on still photographs turns out to be alive once you look at it with phase microscopy! Cork-screwing Spirochete bacteria can be seen plus a whole range of other organisms – many are bacteria, others ciliated organisms.

Photos:

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