Step by Step How To Use A Microscope

Step by Step How To Use A Microscope

This tutorial is set up in twenty pieces. The microscope we use is introduced and then the parts and functions are discussed with credit to the fact that many people will be using other brands. Many lessons are audio tracks, but where VISUAL support is needed, there will be a video to see.

Below, is the table of contents. All the parasites are demonstrated, as are all the various techniques. If the tutorial is broken, or needs something: 770 977 5377 (not a consultation line)

Tutorial Contents

Why The Celestron Microscope?

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 

A Good Food To Make Your Medicated Food On. 

Making Medicated Food
If you're going to make a medicated food using the following tutorial [Making Medicated Food] I recommend you build the food on the pellet at right because it is specifically engineered to bolster the immune response in fish under attack. It's very palatable and holds up well in the process. I've used this food to make the medicated food shown in the tutorial. 
I suspect any food would be okay, but I don't know that the other foods would still float after treatment.

BlueRidge Probiotic
This particular food is made with hyper supplemented levels of vitamin C and some nucleotides that have been shown to bolster the immune response.

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 

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.