How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens


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Which type of slides are the easiest to prepare?

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1. Which of the following is one advantage of putting liquid on a specimen, as used in wet mount slides?

2. What must be added to a prepared mount slide to permanently preserve and adhere the specimen to the slide and cover slip?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz/worksheet will be a learning aide by asking you about which types of slides are easiest to prepare, benefits of wetting a specimen before viewing it, slide preservation, methods of attaching the stain to the cell structures, and why you must pick up slides from slides.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare yourself to be quizzed on:

  • The types of slides simplest to prepare
  • Pros to putting liquid on a specimen
  • The object you should add to a prepared mount slide to permanently preserve it
  • Two methods to the stain to cell structures
  • The significance of picking up slides from slides

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding microscopes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about preservation of microscope slides
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on preserving, staining, and mounting microscope specimens

Additional Learning

Learn more with our lesson How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens. The lesson will cover subjects like:

  • Dry mount slides
  • Wet mount slides
  • Preparing mount slides
  • Preparing specimens