1 MICROSCOPY – Tutorial

1) Microscopy Tutorial



Tutorial Contents

Unboxing the Scope

The Optics (Magnifiers) 

The Screen on the Scope

The Stage & Its Adjustment

All About Lighting and Adjustment

Adjusting the Lighting and Focus

Using Practice Slides to Focus 

Sample Collection (Several Methods)

Skin Biopsy

Gill Biopsy One

Gill Biopsy Two

Intestinal Snip for Worms Etc.

The Parasites Overview 

Flukes Under The Scope

Costia Under The Scope

Ich / White Spot Under The Scope

Chilodonella Under The Scope

Trichodina Under The Scope

Miscellany and a 5 Minute Biopsy Collection Video 


Why the Celestron? 

It’s the best scope you can get, for anywhere near the price. It’s got a mechanical stage and a video screen PLUS video capture and the whole scope is less than 175$

The intent of this tutorial is to teach hobbyists how to use a microscope. This is not a five minute thing to learn. So if you’re in a rush, skip it.

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.