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What Magnifying Glass Do I Need for Biology?

 Field vs Lab Work

When we talk about magnification in biology we usually think of light or electron microscopes found in labs. Field work usually does not need this much magnification. If you are studying or identifying insects, plants, seeds or molds for ecology, horticulture, beekeeping or even farming, a much simpler method of magnification is all you need. Continue reading

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Magnifying Glass for Reading? What do I Need?

At some time in our lives most of us face print that is too small to read. A frequent question we get is “how strong a magnifying glass do I need” for books, newspapers or maps?  For most people, a simple & inexpensive hand held magnifying glass is all you need. Continue reading