Clip this little lighted scope onto your smart phone and use the phone's zoom feature to show images (and take photos) up to 30X magnification. Our Optics Guru Paul says it has no business working this well for under ten bucks. Measures 2-5/8" x 1-1/4" and comes with (3) replaceable button-cell batteries for the light.
Call it pocket microscopy. Our teensiest tiniest double-lens microscope is just 1-1/2” long x 19/32” dia with a barrel that will pull out another 1/2” for coarse focus. Rated at 16X, and comes with a teensy tiny carrying pouch.
Good things come in (2) different small
packages. Our pocket microscopes are compact and perfect for a clear,
close look at stamps, coins, flora, insects or assorted minutiae. The
30X version measures 5-3/4" x 1-5/8" x 3/4" in black plastic with a
focus knob, on/off switch, small LED for illumination, and a vinyl
carrying case. Requires (2) "AA"s. The 60X version is a microscopic
3-1/4" x 1-3/16" x 3/4" and has a built-in white LED illuminator powered
by (3) coin-cell batteries that are included. Magnifies from 60-100X,
with coarse- and fine-focus knobs, and has a vinyl carrying case.
From Brazil, rescued from the guts of quartz crystal antennae, these clear rock crystals are pebble sized (some maybe 3/8" long, most smaller). We're thinking classrooms and microscopes, small jewelry items, or, at these prices, a nice little bowl of crystals for the table. Each small box contains approx 2-1/4 oz of crystals. We'll send you (2) boxes, which will about fill a test tube if combined.
Microscope glassware for examination of
blood, pond water, mold, and other minutiae. All of the microscope
slides are optically clear glass 26mm x 76mm (about 1" x 3"), between
1mm and 1.2mm thick. The well slides, of course, have a concave well to
hold a drop of liquid. Our each is a package of (12) well slides, or a
box of (72) standard slides with ground or beveled edges. Cover glasses
are the smaller and very thin pieces of glass used as the top of the
glass slide sandwich. They are often used temporarily by simply dropping
them onto a drop of liquid to flatten and spread it and to minimize
evaporation. More confident microscopists will cement them in place to
permanently preserve a specimen. Our each is a package of (100) cover
glasses 18 mm square, #1 thickness (0.13mm to 0.17mm). If you need one,
you need both.
When you peer through your magnifying glass at this specimen, or focus your microscope on it, even at the lower magnifications which work best, you're looking at one big bug. Make that (4) big bugs. The insects are real, encased in clear acrylic blocks 1-3/4" x 1-1/4" x up to 11/16" thick, and ready for inspection. Set 1 includes a scorpion, giant ant, wasp and a flower bug. Set 2 is a cricket, locust, yellow leaf beetle, and crab. No, not a crab louse or a crab spider, but definitely a crab ugly.
Mini scientists need appropriately sized lab equipment, and, what a coincidence, we have a Mini Duo Scope from My First Lab™ with your kid's name on it. It's two microscopes in one, and won Creative Child Magazine's 2015 Product of the Year Award. Has 40X, 100X and 400X magnification, top and bottom LED illumination, and includes more than (40) pieces and accessories, including brine shrimp eggs and yeast specimens. Ages 8 and up, and requires (2) AA batteries. Today, the Mini Duo. Tomorrow, the Large Hadron? Hey, it could happen.
The sport of the future? No, cork-lined
polystyrene boxes for holding microscope slides, complete with numbered
slots and inventory sheets on the lids. The boxes are 8-3/4" x 6-3/4" x
1-1/3" with hinged lids. They are stackable, and you might get them in a
variety of colors.
This is the answer to your prayers, battery-confusion-wise. The 5-5/8" dia wheel has 44 slots and holes cut to exact size of every available button-cell and coin-cell battery for watches, remote controls, calculators, cameras, mini flashlights, audio devices, key fobs, etc. Slip the battery through the smallest hole it will go through in the plastic template and actually know what size to buy without having to put the old one under a microscope to read the numbers you can't read.
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