Is there a reason that oil (e.g., vegetable or clear mineral) is not used to make wet mounts in microscopy? I am not referring to oil immersion technique but substituting oil for water in wet mounts ...
What kind of microscope should be used to view biological structures (such as spores) roughly 5 µm in length?
I would like to be able to identify genera of fungi based on the shape, size, and colour of spores. So the requirements are: Must be able to view a 5 micrometre object clearly with reasonable ...