Microscopic Slide Preparation
Appendix A from Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Biology
Wet mounts used to view some specimens with a microscope. A wet mount is just a drop of water and an object to be studied on a slide covered with a coverslip. Use the following procedure to prepare a wet mount.
- Place a clean slide on a table.
- Place the specimen to be studied on the slide.
- Use an eyedropper to place one drop of water on the specimen (see Figure A1.1).
- Hold the coverslip so that one side just touches the edge of the drop of water (see Figure A1.2). Let the coverslip drop. Good slides have few air bubbles trapped under the coverslip, so make a new slide if too many bubbles are present.
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