Microscopy in General
Mounting made easy by Alan Brinkworth & Maurice Smith at Micscape: Glass bonding substance used as replacement for conventional Canada Balsam mounting media.
Brian Steven’s Microscope on a Budget: If you want to explore all the fancy microscopy techniques but don’t have the budget to buy expensive equipment. This is it!! Not only do you learn about the technique but also learn about the theory behind it.
Graham Mattews Homepage: This website should be bookmarked by every microscopy hobbyst. Excellent discussion of photomicrography, equipments and resource links. I like the photos posted by the author. They can be used for identification purpose.
Pond Life Indentifcation
Diatom of the Arid Southwest hosted the college of Agricultural and Home Economics at New Mexico State University. The website was created to catalog what is known about the diatoms of the arid Southwest which includes the Arizona-New Mexico Mountains, the United States part of the Chihuahuan Desert, Most of the U.S. Sonoran Desert and part of the Mojave (in NW Arizona) as well as a small part of the Great Plains, primarily in eastern New Mexico.
Australian Fresh Algae hosted at Botanical Garden Trust Sydney has excellent keys and color photo of Australian freshwater algae. Also on the website is the methods for collecting, preserving and examining your algae specimen.
Cialiated Protozoa contains many very pretty hand-drawn cialiated protozoa.
Micro*scope: a communal web site that promotes information on the biodiversity of microbes. There are mass amount of information and pictures for identification. Thumbs up for the organization where organisms are organizaed by taxonomy and can be browse by name or classification. I wish there is an identification key and bigger pictures.
Mite and Insect Identification