Contents of recent Journal issues

The contents of some recent issues of the Quekett Journal of Microscopy are shown below.

Journal cover: Winter 2023Winter 2023 – Volume 44 Part 6

Aydin Örstan: Bdelloid rotifers in ephemeral rock pools: an ecological introduction
Michael T. Tracy: The microscope purchases of John Goodsir (1814–1867)
Jorge H. Aigla, M.D.: A further note on blood vessel branching
Jonathan Crowther: Metal and metal oxide coatings for the imaging of diatoms
Zaineb Henderson: Irene Manton and Sheina Marshall: Two remarkable women microscopists
Book review: Stanhopes – A Collectors’ Guide – Jean Scott
Book review: The Freshwater Microscopist Part 6 – Tony Pattinson

Journal cover: Summer 2023Summer 2023 – Volume 44 Part 5

Lucia Hudson, Aoife Cantwell-Jones, Johan Svedin, Abdullah M. R. Al-Hayali, Keith Larson & Richard J. Gill: Using microscopy to zoom into Arctic plant-bumblebee networks: an individual- and trait-based perspective
Paul D. Adanick: A survey of commonly used leaf epidermal imprint techniques and two improved methods
Philip M. Greaves & Brian Matsumoto: The Leitz Heine phase contrast system
Jonathan Crowther: Imaging in the UV with a Watson Quartz Cassegrain dark ground condenser
Jorge H. Aigla: Shapes, not forms
Owen Bequest charitable grants
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Journal cover: Winter 2022Winter 2022 – Volume 44 Part 4

Zaineb Henderson: Internal calcification in the stonewort Chara virgata
Elyse Malamud: Protozoan fauna of Magnolia × soulangeana bark
D. R. Oppenheim: Diatom resins: difficulties, dilemmas, and the search to finding solutions
Jonathan M. Crowther: Ultraviolet imaging of diatoms
Jorge H. Aigla: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and the transmitted light microscope
J. R. Fletcher: Dancer’s chemical slides
Philip M. Greaves: Are scintillation slides safe?
Obituary: Klaus Kemp 1937–2022
Obituary: Derek Stevens
J. R. Fletcher: Pigeon post
Book review: Micro Life: Miracles of the miniature world revealed
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Journal cover: Summer 2022Summer 2022 – Volume 44 Part 3

Mike Asquith: Ranunculus root: the textbook revisited
Jorge H. Aigla: Gamete formation, fertilization and cleavage in Ascaris megalocephalus bivalens
Aydin Örstan: The monster in the garden: a new carnivorous bdelloid rotifer from a birdbath
Peter Coesel & Alfred Van Geest: Two taxonomically confusing Cosmarium species from ephemeral puddles newly described
H. J. Swatland: Light microscopy of a perovskite solar cell as a sensor
Michael R. Gibson: Northamptonshire diatoms – a history of the Chapman slide collection at the Northamptonshire Natural History Society
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Book review: The Freshwater Microscopist Part 5 – Tony Pattinson

Journal cover: Winter 2021Winter 2021 – Volume 44 Part 2

Daniel Kile: Calibration and use of the Leitz Berek compensator
John Fletcher: Tolles’ Convertible Objective/Condenser
Zaineb Henderson: Magnetite-bearing Gromia protists of the Lorn area, Scotland
Jonathan M. Crowther & Sabine Bogensperger-Crowther: Mirror objectives for microscopes – a translation
Jonathan M. Crowther: Reflecting objectives – a summary and review

Journal front cover, Summer 2021Summer 2021 – Volume 44 Part 1

Jonathan M. Crowther: An assessment of the optical properties of thin mica coverslips
Jorge H. Aigla, M.D. & Sureena Pohsa, M.S.: On small blood vessels branching: A morphometric microscopic study
Philip M. Greaves: Field kit for freshwater and marine microscopy
Gwyneth Thurgood: Reflections in the microscosmos: Investigating micro-crystals of chemical compounds
David Williamson & Chris Johnson: Cosmarium luxuriosum var. papilliformis var. nov.: A new desmid variety from the Outer Hebrides
Robert Goldenberg: The history of a 140 year old Hartnack microscope No. 19795
Obituary: Kathryn (Kit) Hilda Brownlee 1944–2021
Obituary: Lewis Edward Woolnough
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Journal front cover, Winter 2020Winter 2020 – Volume 43 Part 8

Joan Bingley: Birds under the microscope
John Ward: Depth of field in microscopy
Jacky McPherson: Mechanical fingers – a view of micro-manipulation for managing items at magnification
Zaineb Henderson: Chloroplast endosymbiosis and the strange case of Paulinella chromatophora
H. J. Swatland: Microscopy of static and moving bubbles and leaf shadows
Lisa Ashby: The Pseudoscorpion Project
Books reviewed 1: Photographing the Unseen World: Art and Techniques
Books reviewed 2: Carnivorous Plants of Britain and Ireland
Books reviewed 3: Cladocera: Ctenopoda. Families Sididae, Holopediidae & Pseudopenilidae
Obituary: Dennis James Fullwood
Obituary: Frederick Price
Obituary: Richard (Dick) Geoffrey Speight
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Presidents of the Quekett Microscopical Club 1865–2020
Honorary Members of the Quekett Microscopical Club 1867–2020
List of Members of the Quekett Microscopical Club

Cover of Summer 2020 JournalSummer 2020 – Volume 43 Part 7

Joan Bingley: Animal, vegetable and mineral; fascinating fibres, their origins, structure and uses – Part Two
Chris Green: Arthur Earland and his slides
Danniella Sherwood & Ray Gabriel: Methodologies for digital photomicrography of select morphological features in theraphosid spiders (Araneae: Theraphosidae)
Penelope Thoyts & Merv Hobden: The lost art of hot lacquering
Eric Hollowday: 1927–2019 – An autobiography
Aydin Örstan: Taxonomical characterization of bdelloid rotifers in the family Philodinidae
Gerald Legg: A simple method to collect aerial particles
D. B. Williamson: The British Phycological Society / Quekett Microscopical Club field weekend in the Cumbrian Lake District, 20th September 2019
J. R. Fletcher: Dancer’s symmetrical binocular microscope
J. R. Fletcher: Unique features of Dancer’s microscopes
Members projects
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Cover of Winter 2019 JournalWinter 2019 – Volume 43 Part 6

Joan Bingley: Animal, vegetable and mineral; fascinating fibres, their origins, structure and uses – Part One
Brian Wilkinson: Spine of Echinus: Dr Carpenter’s test for flatness of field – A companion slide to his disc of deal test for achromatism
Gwyneth Thurgood: A retrospective: Drawings, etchings, paintings and photomicrographs derived from micro crystals of chemical compounds
H. J. Swatland: Reflective layers in the fruit of Maclura pomifera – bright enough to attract a giant ground sloth?
John H. Fletcher: Dutch reflecting microscopes
Elizabeth Y Haworth: Catching the errors
Derek C. J. Sayers: Servicing of a basic light microscope
Jorge Aigla: A summary of understanding in transmitted light microscopy
Pam Hamer: Petrological identifications by Charles Caffyn
Books reviewed 1: The Wildlife Pond, by Jules Howard
Books reviewed 2: Rocky Shores, by John Archer-Thomson & Julian Cremona
Obituary: John Anthony (Tony) Dutton
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Cover of Summer 2019 JournalSummer 2019 – Volume 43 Part 5

Felder A. & Bocaege E.: Early bone and tooth growth experiments – a review of historical histological material attributed to J. T. Quekett
H. J. Swatland: Colourimetry of iridescent muscle fibres
Hannah Cornish: The first great British protozoologist – Revisiting Edward Alfred Minchin
Thomas D. Harnish & Laura J. Graham: Biological staining for microscopical contrast: being an account of the history and use of synthetic dyes and particularly methylene blue
Tony Pattinson: Monkeying about with the brine shrimp, Artemia
Willem Cramer: Art, design and crystals
Willem Cramer: Steam bubble cavitation in heater tubes
Willem Cramer: What is scabies?
Sinclair Stammers: Parasites under the microscope
Glen Sykes: Palaeoentomology: A study of insects trapped in amber
Brian Wilkinson: Colour correction of microscope objectives – Dr. Carpenter’s test for achromatism
Letters to the Editor
Books reviewed 1: Photographic Image Enhancement and Workflow, by Julian Cremona
Books reviewed 2: Understanding Light Microscopy, by Jeremy Sanderson
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Cover of Winter 2018 JournalWinter 2018 – Volume 43 Part 4

Joan Bingley: The Joy of Bryophytes
Michael R. Gibson & Raymond Sloss: W. D. Crick and the Foraminifera Slide Collection
Philip M. Greaves: Low Cost Apparatus for Photography of Microscope Slides
David B. Williamson: Cosmarium blacklochense spec. nov. A new desmid species from Scotland
David B. Williamson: Cosmarium tuddalense K. Strøm 1920. A new desmid record for the British Isles
H. J. Swatland: Colourimetry of chromatic aberration
John Gustav Delly: The State Microscopical Society of Illinois (SMSI) Sesquicentennial: 1869–2019
Philip M. Greaves: Digitization of the Club’s Archives
Books reviewed : Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy, by John Gustav Delly
Charitable Funding: The Arthur Earland Collection of Foraminifera Slides

Front cover of Journal 2018 SummerSummer 2018 – Volume 43 Part 3

M. C. Cooke: From the Journal 150 years ago – On Universal Microscopic Admeasurement
Edward M. Nelson: From the Journal 100 years ago – ­ The Binocular Microscope
L. V. Martin: From the Journal 50 years ago – ­ Stereoscopic Microscopy with the High Power Binocular
Howard Lynk: The Slides of C. M. Topping – Another Look [Supplements: Amadio catalogues]
Julian Cremona: Focus Stacking Using Video
Jacky McPherson: Eric Doddrell Evens (1893–1973) – Gifted Slide Mounter and Amateur Naturalist
Joanna Wilbraham and David M. John: New records and observations on two of the rarest Green Algae in the British Isles – Gongrosira scourfieldii and Oocardium stratum
Philip M. Greaves: Cutner and the Coal Balls – The Development of Flatters & Garnett’s Coal Ball Peel Slides
Books reviewed 1: Beyond Extreme Close-Up Photography, by Julian Cremona
Books reviewed 2: An Illustrated Guide to Freshwater Ciliates from Australia, by David G. Seamer
Books reviewed 3: The Freshwater Microscopist Part 3, by Tony Pattinson
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Front cover of Journal 2017 WinterWinter 2017 – Volume 43 Part 2

Carel Sartory: Portrait of a 20th Century Queketter: P. K. Sartory 1908–1982
R. A. Baker, D. J. Hambler & D. S. Gill: Microscope, Miall and mystery – was this the microscope of Professor L C Miall?
H. J. Swatland: On wetting muscovy glass and a peacock feather, following Robert Hooke to investigate the colourimetry of meat iridescence
Andrew I. R. Chick & Liam Andrews: Pseudoscorpions, an understudied and ideal microscopic study organism
J. R. Fletcher: Focussing troubles with the Ross-Zentmayer microscope
Julian Cremona: Equipment review – A new automated rail for focus stacking
Books reviewed 1: In Search of Stardust, by Jon Larsen
Books reviewed 2: An Introduction to Digital Photomicrography, by Brian Matsumoto & Carol Roullard
Books reviewed 3: Shallow Seas, by Peter J Hayward
Obituary: Brian Davidson

Front cover of Journal 2017 SummerSummer 2017 – Volume 43 Part 1

Chris Thomas: A Pilot Study – The Quekett 2016 Spotted Wing Drosophila Survey
R. A. Baker & D. S. Gill: ‘The Ladies of Liverpool’ – women in microscopy and natural history from the port
Aydin Örstan & Michael Plewka: Bdelloid rotifer taxa described since 1965 with the addition of a new species
Stanley Warren: Alfred Brothers and the British Association Meeting, Manchester, 1861
D. S. Gill & R. A. Baker: Edmund Godfray (1847–1927) and his microscope
Tony Pattinson: The Riddle of the Sands – Removing the Sand Content From Diatom Samples
Books reviewed 1: I Spy With My Little Loupe, by Mol Smith
Books reviewed 2: Cladocera – Family Eurycercidae, by Alexey Kotov & Eugeniya Bekker
Books reviewed 3: Marine Plankton, by Claudia Castellani & Martin Edwards
Books reviewed 4: Ponds and Small Lakes, by Brian Moss
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