Introduction: How to Create a Wet Mount

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This is my first instructable so comment if something is wrong.

Step 1: Materials

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For making a wet mount you will need:
A. Glass Slides
B. Slip Covers
C. Pipet
D. Water
E. Specimen ( It is the middle of winter I couldn't get a leaf so I used a piece of paper)

Step 2: Glass Slide and Specimen

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Put the glass slide on your microscope and lay the specimen in the middle.

Step 3: Pipet and Water

Fill the pipet with water and drop 1-2 droplets onto the specimen.

Step 4: Slip Cover

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Gently tap the slip cover onto the specimen. There should be some water coming out.

Comments

zfrye0 (author)2014-01-02

Yes your quite right. First I used paper to represent the specimen. 2nd I should have used a smaller piece of paper to represent a specimen. Forgive my haste. Thanks for the criticism.

kymyst (author)2014-01-02

Your paper "specimen" is far too large, it should be smaller than the cover slip. I think you would benefit from reading some more about basic microscopy techniques, for example on this site :
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/.
And if you want something more interesting than a piece of paper to look at, try the leaves and peel from your fruit and vegetables.

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