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)
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.
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)
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