Tips for Microscope Maintenance - Part II
Your students may have many issues while working with microscopes. These tips will help you assist them in addressing the problems and acing the scientific world.
8. How to change the focal length of a Dissection Microscope?
Some dissection microscopes have screw on the back of the pole, this allows you to move the head up or down which changes the focal length. (Watch the video)
9. The best storage method for your microscopes
The best way is to cover your microscopes and store them with the most compact (See photos).
Cover the microscopes when you do not need to use them
10. The eyepiece grub screw went missing?
The grub screw holds the eyepiece into the eyepiece tube, this stops the eyepiece from being removed. If the grub screw goes missing, we recommend you to use a black electrical tape around the edge.
11. Rolling stage
If there is not enough tension on the course focus, the stage will roll down and the subject will go out of focus. Hence, adding tension can be different from model to model. (See the video)
12. Rolling stage
We suggest that if the microscope cover went missing or had holes in it, freezer bags would be a temporarily simple and inexpensive replacement.
to be continued…