Use Your Phone as a Portable Microscope

2 ways to do “microphotography” with your phone

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Top left is the outer part of a Dahlia petal. Top right is another garden flower. Bottom left is close-up of flowers on top of sunflower seeds. Bottom right is the hair from a “skunk” fur cap. You can see what I mean about needing to hold it steady!
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Pretty simple stuff, eh? Laser pointer was from a dollar store.
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Left is less magnified, right is full on with the lens. This is just some backyard moss and you can see why moss is often used for beginning plant microscopy. The leaves are only one or 2 cells thick, which is why you can see through them!
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Ok, its hard to see the orb weaver spider in the pic on the right but it’s there! And here’s some laser lens close-ups of it.
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