If ever I had a favorite group of animals, beyond the Meerkats it would be the Orangutan. They are so similar to us in behaviour that it is at times eerie. A trip to the Melbourne Zoo showed me this character who was at home with his blanket, sitting in the centre of the enclosure…
Urea (or Carbamide) crystals look pretty cool under the microscope, why not have a peek!
Polarized light microscopy brings out incredible colors in chemicals. Have a look at Bromine under the microscope.
Have a peek at Menthol, commonly used as a local analgesic under the microscope.
Between June and July Docklands in Melbourne ran a winter festival known as the Firelight Festival. This was run around the Quay and consisted of a number of art installations from Fire Twirlers through to a giant status which was set alight and of course fireworks.
This episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope” focuses on Activated Carbon, which is a compound used for many different purposes, it can be used for air sampling to collect chemicals for later analysis, or alternatively can be used in filtration to absorb chemicals removing them from the environment be it water, air or otherwise….
Have a look at the sporophyll of Bracken under the microscope.
A pack of Australian Ravens in flight.
I love microscopy, I think there are so many cool things around in everyday life that seem fairly simple at first glance but when you get the opportunity to look at them in greater detail they just look so different to what you would typically expect. Since I have now set up, I wanted to…
For this episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope“, I decided to have a look at a flies wing. The fly had previously died having landed on a spiders web, so I removed the fly from the web and carefully tried to remove the wing from the fly. The wing was imaged under a low…
The African Wild Dog are a popular attraction at the Werribee Zoo. Interestingly, the wild dog is a Canid which is differentiated to that of a Canis due to fewer toes, and a different dental structure.
Ever wonder what absorbant wipes look like under the microscope, well wonder no more 🙂