Wednesday 21, February 2018

Intro to Slide Making (Wet & Dry Mounting)

25 November 2017 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Summerhall Pl
Edinburgh EH9 1PL
£20 (Concession* £16)

Intro to Slide Making

Are you interested in accessing our ASCUS Lab Open Sessions to work with microscopes? Interested in making slides for your own independent microscopy and not sure where to start? Then come along to this intro to slide making to set you up with the basics for preparing your very own samples for wet and dry slide mounts. This workshop will cover the introductory skills needed for the slide making process which is all you need to access our Open Sessions to explore and observe basic samples under the microscope. No previous experience required!

(Workshop fee includes access to Open Session on the day)

£20 (Concession* £16)
Recommended but not essential
(spaces are limited so do book to avoid disappointment)
Workshop size:
up to 10 people
Bring along a notebook, all other materials included
Dr Jiri Jirout
Skill Level:
Beginners (no previous lab experience in art or science required)
*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

What is wet & dry mounting?

Wet mount with and without cover slip
Dry mount with and without spacer

What is wet mounting?

In a wet mount, a drop of water is used to suspend the specimen between the slide and cover slip. This involves placing a drop of water on the specimen and then placing the cover slip over the sample. The objective is to have sufficient water to fill the space between cover slip and slide.

What is dry mounting?

In a dry mount, the specimen is placed directly on the slide, if the sample it particularily thick then a spacer may be used to hold the sample in place. A cover slip may also be used to keep the specimen in place and to help protect the objective lens.

ASCUS Lab Open Sessions

These are times when our lab is open to anyone interested in creative experimentation using the tools of science. They are designed to provide access to bench space & specialist equipment with support from our lab technician so you can put your new/existing lab skills into action.

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