Insect Microscopy

Insect Microscopy

by Andrew Chick

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Overview

Insects, and their close relatives, the arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and woodlice, make ideal material for study by the recreational microscopist. Moreover for the entomologist, the addition of the use of the microscope to their tool kit adds a whole new dimension to their study, revealing in finest detail the appearance and structure of these tiny creatures. This book reveals the basics of insect microscopy, explaining what equipment is needed and how to get the best out of it. Topics covered include insects and their relatives, trapping insects for study, dissection, slide mounting, and publishing your work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785002014
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Andrew Chick holds a BSc in Environmental Biology and MSc in Forensic Science and is currently working towards a PhD in Forensic Entomology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and enjoys field work and species identification.

Table of Contents

1 The Insects and Their Relatives 5

2 Microscopes 15

3 Equipment 27

4 Media For Mounting 43

5 Preparing Insects 51

6 Dissection 63

7 Compounds, Chemicals and Potions 67

8 Slide Mounting 77

9 Publishing Your Work 109

10 Further Information 116

References 124

Appendix - A Simple Identification Key 126

Index 128

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