Microscope Facilities and Photography

The Mishler lab has four Leica MZ6 dissecting microscopes and four Leitz LaborLux compound microscopes suitable for specimen examinations and culturing work. For photography and image analysis, the Mishler lab also has a Leica Wild MZ8 dissecting microcope and a Leica DMRB compound microscope equipped with filters and condensers for contrast images, including darkfield, phase, polarization and differential interference. These microscopes are also equipped with a camera and a photoautomat for film, a video camera, monitor, and a digital SLR. Image analysis of light microscopy is completed with a dedicated Windows machine Two darkrooms are available in the department. An environmental SEM facility is maintained by the University Museum of Paleontology and is available for our use.