what color would they be

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what color would they be
« on: 25/03/2005 04:09:15 »
if i were to look in a 400x microscope with a grass blade, all i see is brown and black. what color would the nuclei be with a grass blade? am i doing something wrong with the study?

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Re: what color would they be
« Reply #1 on: 27/03/2005 06:19:36 »
Are you looking at entire blades of grass?  If so, your problem is that your sample is too thick for the light from the microscope to penetrate.  Try taking a cross-section, some shavings, or just scraping some tissue off using the sharpest razor you can find.  Also, wash the grass first unless you want to see all the critters living on it, too.  



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Re: what color would they be
« Reply #2 on: 28/03/2005 00:50:16 »
thanks for that knowledge of looking for the cells, and i will try your advice


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