Holmium (a metal) looks fairly interesting by polarized light microscopy.
The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens located in Sherbrooke contain lovely mountain ash tree’s, complete with a Lake and boat house.
The Gorilla is an animal that inspires respect, whether it is the sheer size, their strength of their behaviour I am not sure but a recent trip the the Melbourne Zoo in August was no exception. The Silverback Gorilla’s had recently had a baby and as such the main viewing area was restricted but there…
As mentioned in a previous blog post, the Meerkats are a personal favorite of mine. There is something about them if it is the teamwork, the socialisation, the roles each take that is fairly impressive, and I was disappointed leaving the Zoo without a pack of Meerkats on me. Images taken with a Nikon D5300…
Have a look at a section of an earth worm under the microscope.
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…
Love it or hate it, Chilli (flake) is a regular staple in many households, but what does it look like under the microscope?
Visit the link to find out more about the fiery chilli, and see it in more detail under the microscope!
Urea (or Carbamide) crystals look pretty cool under the microscope, why not have a peek!
I am passionate about many things, and Microbiology is most definitely one of them. There is something fascinating about the world that exists right in front of us, but we are not quite able to see. Me being a passionate Nerd / Geek (not a bad thing) I actually have a microscope at home, and…
Driving along the south Gippsland Highway, in Victoria, Australia; I came across the Koo Wee Rup Observation Tower, The views were fairly impressive and I have hopefully captured some of these in a 360° panoramic image / tour.
Some creatures have incredible stinging apparatus, makes me happier I am not at the end of that!
Stearic acid, a common surfactant obtained by saponification of animal fats and oils lights up under polarized light.