Festive microscopic abstracts!

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Cyclops
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Festive microscopic abstracts!

Post by Cyclops »

I was playing around with a dried up piece of Christmas cactus (theyre not called leaves, cladodes I think is the term), and normally i use a white card as a background, covering the hole in the base completely as I dont use the condenser , but I turned the card over and it was bright red! I then tilted the lamp so that most of the light was going under the 'leaf' and hitting the red card. The light then bounced off the card and back through the semi-transparent specimen.
Some of the light from the lamp was hitting the top surface and thus allowing some green to show.
Both 40X

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And a shot of the aereole complete with a few tiny spines, at 200X

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Post by curt0909 »

The 2nd shot reminds me of chlorophyll under FITC fluorescence.

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