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AmScope PS100A Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 100 Slides, Set A, Includes Fitted Wooden Case

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  • Set of 100 prepared slides, including plants, insects, and animal tissues, for use in biological education
  • Samples preserved in cedar wood oil and sealed with a coverslip to preserve specimens and prevent contamination
  • Labeling provides specimen identification
  • Slides are composed of optical glass for clear viewing
  • Set comes in fitted wooden storage box to prevent breakage and ease handling
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The AmScope PS100A microscope slide set includes 100 prepared slides with a variety of specimens including plants, insects, and animal tissues, and is used in basic biology education. The samples are preserved in cedar wood oil and sealed with a coverslip to preserve specimens and prevent contamination. Labeling on each slide identifies specimens. Slides are composed of optical glass for clear viewing and are 3 x 1 x 0.4 inches/75 x 25 x 1mm (H x W x D, where H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The set comes in a fitted wooden case to prevent breakage and ease handling.

Set A slide specimens include ant (whole mount), ascarid egg (whole mount), ascaris (cross section), Aspergillus (whole mount), blood fluke eggs (whole mount), butterfly antennae (whole mount), butterfly leg (whole mount), ciliated epithelium (section), corn starch (whole mount), cotton leaf (cross section), cotton stem (cross section), cotton worm (whole mount), Cucurbita (whole mount), dandelion fuzz (whole mount), dense connective tissue (section), dog columnar ciliated , dog columnar epithelium (section), dog olfactory membrane (section), dog stomach cardiac region (section), dog stomach pyloric region (section), dog tongue (longitudinal section), dog urinary bladder (section), Drosophila chrysalis (whole mount), Drosophila female (whole mount), Drosophila larva (whole mount), Drosophila male (whole mount), feather (whole mount), fern leaf sorus (cross section), fern root (cross section), fern stem (cross section), fiber (whole mount), frog blastula (section), frog cleavage (section), frog early gastrula (section), frog gastrula (section), frog holoblastic cleavage (section), frog spermatozoa (smear), frog unsegmented egg (section), fruit (cross section), house fly leg (whole mount), house fly wing (whole mount), human skin hair follicle (section), hydra (longitudinal section), hydra plain and budding (whole mount), kidney-injected (rabbit) (section), l. bulgarious (smear), leaf of winter jasmine (cross section), letter "e" (whole mount), lichen (section), loose connective tissue (section), lung-injected (rabbit) (section), mantis leg (whole mount), Marchantia antheridia (longitudinal section), Marchantia archegonia (longitudinal section), mole cricket leg (whole mount), mosquito eggs (whole mount), mosquito male (whole mount), mosquito-female (whole mount), mouse cuboidal epithelium (section), mouse kidney (section), mouse ovary (section), nymphaea of aqustio stem (cross section), nymphaea, (spongy tissue) (cross section), paramecium-conjugation (whole mount), paramecium-fission (whole mount), pea pollen (whole mount), peach worm (whole mount), peacock feather (whole mount), pelargonium, of leaf (cross section), pig adipose cell (whole mount), pig liver (section), pine cone-female (longitudinal section), pine pollen (whole mount), pine stem (longitudinal section), pisum seed (longitudinal section), planaria (cross section), planaria (whole mount), plasmodesmata (section), polytrichum (whole mount), polytrichum antheridia (longitudinal section), polytrichum archegonia (longitudinal section), rabbit ganglia (section), rabbit venae cavac (cross section), ranunculus root (cross section), root bacteria (cross section), shrimp egg (whole mount), silkworm moth antennae (whole mount), silkworm moth larva (whole mount), silver berry scaly hair (whole mount), soya stem (cross section), stem cork cell (cross section), stem-sieve tube and companion cell (longitudinal section), striated muscle (cross section), Taenia pisiformis (whole mount), trematodesmiracidia (whole mount), typical animal cell, typical plant cell, vegetable pollen (whole mount), vicia faba root, tip (longitudinal section), young root of broad bean (cross section).

Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.

United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

What's in the Box?

  • (100) Prepared slides
  • Fitted wooden case

Product Information

Product Dimensions 9 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches
Item Weight 1.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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ASIN B0055E5VR8
Item model number PS100A
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4.6 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #8 in Industrial & Scientific > Science Education > Microscope Sample Slides
#16 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Camera & Photo Accessories > Telescope & Microscope Accessories > Microscope Accessories
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Date first available at Amazon.com June 10, 2011

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After hearing reports of other products having issues with broken slides, poor samples, etc. I was hoping this would be better. Indeed it is way beyond my expectations...no broken slides, everyone is a very well prepared AND mounted specimen. I did have to take a blower brush to a couple to remove some dust but not a big deal. Box is nice and slides fit well...and they were already in their correct slots...not mixed up. I didn't find any blah slides..in fact many are outstanding and lots of fun to study and view the intricate and beautiful detail. Spent an enjoyable couple of days going through all 100 of them and photographing my favorites. I also noticed they didn't try the easy way out of slippping in a bunch of easy for them, non-interesting to us specimens. There are a couple but even they are OK.

So final recommendation....excellent choice for a sample collection that covers a wide range of fields.
Bob Berta
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Incredible set. Beautifully labled and boxed. My friend the phlebotimist was even impressed. She said some were better done than others, but was impressed by the number of silver mounts in the set. Could not possibly make this quality of slides myself.

However, the pictures they display on the posting are ridiculous. No slides look like that. You will get a mosquito leg or wing, but you don't get entire insects or multicolored slides like they depict. It's ridiculous, and too bad they advertise that when the product itself is pretty nice.
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I only have one negative comment: I ordered "Set A" on Amazon, received it and marked it "A" but then went on the AmScope website to see what else they have to find that what I got was really set "B". I don't care because I plan to buy more, but organization would be nice... Amazing little kit. The quality is great. Nice wooden box, all so well organized and labeled. Sure, this isn't high-end lab quality, and you'll have to wipe some dust off the slides, but these really are an amazing collection of slices for the price. I am going to buy a few more sets. (Look on AmScopes website though, I think a few of the sets seem to repeat some slides for some odd reason.)
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This is a really good set of slides at an amazing price. Please do not be deterred by the following statement as I would purchase them again anytime. However, with this said, I did find some small flaws with these slides. The preparation of a few of them was less than professional with debris, chipped glass, etc... However, once again, they are really good slides. Just don't expect perfection.
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While you can certainly prepare your own slides (and we have), it's hard to get them quite as thin as needed to limit as much detail as possible to a single focal plane... basically this means if you just throw stuff on a blank slide, it's hard to get much of it in focus, as the microscope wants to focus on as narrow a plane as possible.

Obviously, it's not an issue with prepared slides; more, there are some pretty interesting choices, though don't expect a wide spectrum of colors from this set. Many are limited to a small pallette (lots of red) but structurally there is a lot of variation.

Glad we purchased.
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The slides themselves are pretty good, I didn't see anything wrong with them. The price is very low, much lower than buying slides individually from a big biology supply company. A few of the labels had typos on them ("aut" instead of "ant" for example!). They are not numbered and appear to be in random order in the box. The wooden box is poor, some of the slides don't fit well at and slip out of the slots, or have to be wedged in there.

My sons enjoyed looking at them, and I will use them as example sides in a biology lab.
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Nice set of slides. Arrived well packaged, and in excellent condition. Wood box is nice, and holds all slides securely. One thing I did notice, however, is the slides arrived a little dusty (probably from transport). No problem, I just cleaned them off once before viewing. No need to clean them again after that. A very nice and well made set of slides that will give anyone hours of enjoyment.
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Purchased these slides to accompany the new microscope that was also just purchased. The slides in this set are great variety, and offer hours of studying. I gave it 4 stars as a few of the slides are not cut as long as the slots in the case so they have more movement to slide back and forth. Down the road this may cause for some chipping of the the slides, but only time will tell. Overall this is a great set and would recommend to anyone looking for a set with a good variety.
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