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Foldscope Slide Maker Kit

Foldscope Slide Maker Kit

The Foldscope Slide Maker Kit is designed to go hand in hand with any Foldscope kit we offer. This kit includes a slide box capable of holding 20 glass slides as well as cover slips, tweezers, a small pipette, and 3 specimen tubes. Making it possible for you to make slides anywhere you take your Foldscope!

  • 20 blank glass slides
  • 40 glass coverslips
  • 18 clear stickers
  • 18 thin ring stickers
  • 9 thick ring stickers
  • 3 sample collection tubes (0.5 mL)
  • 1 pair tweezers
  • 1 pipette

Glass slides. The slide is the base on which you place your sample. Your sample must then be held in place with a clear sticker, glass coverslip, or other addhesive. To reuse a glass slide, simply remove your sample along with anything you used to mount it and wash carefully with soap and water.

Glass coverslips. Glass coverslips provide the best image while protecting your sample, but they are very fragile. Be very careful when removing and placing them. If you’re using a ring sticker, you can simply use a glass coverslip to seal the ring instead of the clear plastic cover on the sticker. You can also use a glass coverslip without a ring sticker by simply placing your sample on the slide and then gently placing a glass coverslip on top. This technique works best for samples that are very thin and at least slightly moist, as that allows a seal to form between the slide, sample, and coverslip. Good samples for this method include:

  • Blood
  • Bacteria and yeast sample