Through the microscope

Some pictures I have taken recently using Gladys the Zeiss Universal microscope. These pictures are at 63X as I remember. Salicine (aspirin), safranin O (a stain having the formula C20H19ClN4) and Platinocyanide of magnesium, the latter is an antique one with an antique name. Nowadays it would be called magnesium platinocyanide.

Slides of crystals are very easy to make either by melting the compound onto the slide or allowing a solution to crystallise onto the slide. One day I’ll catch a snowflake…

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  1. Stunning patterns!

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