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Why are my bacterial smears disappearing?

Bacteriological smears are a one-and-done scenario. Very few of them are intended for repeat use. Basically, all you can expect is that you observe it and then discard the slide. Wiping the oil off ...
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convert bright field images to phase contrast or dic microscopy images (one of those three to any of those three)

I highly doubt it; those are imaging techniques that result from the way light interacts with an object. Faking it wouldn't be useful in the context of science as conversion won't tell you anything ...
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Risk with cultures taken from stagnating water?

First off, without knowing the specifics, it is very hard to say, but in general, so long as you are careful and don't ingest (i.e. drink) or breathe in aerosols/droplets of the water, it should be OK....
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Why low noise / low light camera on microscope?

Nearly all modern image sensors are CMOS, and most reasonable-sized sensors are also back illuminated. Even if you don't need the sensitivity, you're probably still going to use one because that is ...
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How do i create sustainable readily available stock cultures to act as Gram stain controls?

Aside from MikeyC's commented suggestion, which I think is a good idea and they should write it up as an answer. In my experience, most species of bacteria you might use as controls for Gram staining ...
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Can a stereo microscope be used for mycology?

for some things sure, like looking at surface structures in more detail, and with 200x power you might see micro structures including perhaps cells. but most fungal microscopy is done with a compound ...
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Can a stereo microscope be used for mycology?

I'm not sure, but I suspect the answer here is a general "no". The reason I say this is that stereo microscopes typically do not have the magnifications needed to see the mycelium and other ...
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Does sunlight interfere with the efficiency of compound light microscope?

I'm not sure that this is exactly biology, more physics, however the answer is sometimes, though this depends on the type of microscope and how the light is impinging on it. This answer assumes a ...
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Can Nikon biological microscope model SE be converted to a digital microscope?

Short answer is yes, with a few caveats. In general you can use a camera of any sort with a microscope if you have the right adapters and mounts. You can even manually hold a camera and take photos ...
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