December 26, 2005 6:03 PM Subscribe
Any biologists in the house? What would be a recommended book for identifying bacteria, pollen, and other nitnoy under a regular microscope?
posted by chef_boyardee to science & nature (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently got a good microscope and figure there must be decent (and cheap) atlases for this purpose.
I'm also intent on doing practical stuff with it. Next time the doctor says it's a "bacterial infection" and sends me out with some pills, I can do my own cultures (guess I'll need some agar).
Any other neat stuff I can do? Guess I should have grown up in the 1950s when this stuff was cool.