Microscopic Diatom Arrangements by California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences photographs beautifully arranged diatoms on microscope slides. Scale bars in photos of this set represent 100 µm.

*Please note the colors are not representative of living diatoms

Diatoms are golden brown algae (class Bacillariophyceae). Diatoms are ideal objects for testing the resolution of a compound microscope.

Making a simple arranged diatom slide is actually not difficult, but it will takes time. With the proper set of tools and a certain amount of patience and perseverance, it can be achieved fairly quickly.

Check how to do it here.

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