Slide making, cleaning and equipment

Whilst there is a good deal of information online, detailing sample cleaning, mounting and making strew slides there is little concerning equipment. This section provides some solutions and inexpensive alternatives. Items to make include:-



Coverslip plate

Coverslip spacer punch

Ringing table adaptations


I appreciate that some workers, elders especially, may find it difficult to make some of the equipment and if they contact me I would be delighted to help or advise.


We have a good collection of papers, on cleaning samples and preparing slides, which can be found in the submenus on the left. We would be delighted to receive additional  material to strengthen this resource.