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Aquatics Set

This is a set of 25 slides of botanical material prepared by probably the last UK slide preparation company  - ESP in Sussex. . If it lives in water its probably in this set - from frog to desmids. Cyclops with eggs, daphnia, spirogyra, amphioxus, radiolaria, chlorella, ulothrix etc etc

Price £33.33 + vat


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Diatom Slides

This is a set of 18 strewn and specimen diatom slides. Made by the later Eric Marson of Northern Biological Supplies (NBS). From the style of the labels they would seem to span a good few years in age. A collectors set.

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Botanical Set

This is a set of 25 slides of botanical material prepared by probably the last UK slide preparation company  - ESP in Sussex. The material was designed to cover the various botanical classification features that  apply to botany and includes primitive plant forms such as ferns and liverworts to the more complex structures such as sunflower, bean and pine. All slides are different. Good value and good quality.

Price £33.33 + vat


Dry Mount Slides

A set of dry mount specimens mounted in ring slides and ringed with red and white acrylic. Dated from 1993 and prepared by Laycock. Specimens include wasp nest wall, ram horn, deer antler, butterfly wing, porcupine quill, emu feather, cat claw and spider egg casing

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Dry Mount Sand Slides

A set of 10 dry mounts of sand. These are excellent and very neat preparations that are ringed with printed labels. The sand comes from beaches in Scotland and India.

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Specimen Diatom Slides

A set of  seven diatom slides from a number of preparers including one by  R I Firth who did much to categorise diatoms in the UK. Also slides by D T Richardson and H Lovett. Specimens from Holland, USA and the UK,

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NBS Diatom Slides

Northern Biological Supplies was owned and operated by the late Eric Marson who was a prolific slide preparer making very affordable slides from a very wide range of specimen types. His test diatom sets are now well sought after and this is the complete set of six slides..  

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Parasite Slides

A set of nine slide preparations from the darker side of live! Well prepared and presented the slides include liver fluke (whole mount), mites, bed bug (male and female), fleas (male and female), mosquito, leech, mosquito larva and head louse. Not for the faint hearted!


Price £26. 25 + vat


Chick Embryo Development Slides

An amazing set of 6 slides that have been produced with great technical skill which has required some of the slides to have a build up of mountant to contain the depth of specimen. Others have been ringed as appropriate. Each slide shows the complete chicken foetus at the following stages of early development. 12-24 hours, 30 hours, 33 hours, 36 hours, 40 hours,  66 hours.  We have not seen such a series before.

 

£14.58 + vat


Diatom Slides by B Hartley

Bernard Hartley from Yeovil Somerset was a civil engineer by profession but began mounting diatoms in the 1950’s. He worked with R I Firth on identifying and systematising all British species. This culminated in the production of the definitive book which he wrote with others - An Atlas of British Diatoms. His mounts are of high quality. This set is of 39 individual slides and are dated through the 1980’s and 90’s. A variety of mountants including Naphrax, Styrax and Styraclor. Specimens are from New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, England, USA, Java,, Barbados and Japan.

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Slides of Flower and Seed parts

This an excellent series of stained sections of flower and seed parts which includes whole flowers, buds, flower parts and pollen. Beautifully stained to show the relevant structural parts.

Recommended  

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Slides of Leaf Sections

This an excellent series of stained sections of a variety of leaves. Beautifully stained to show the relevant structural parts. Recommended  


Price £10.83 + vat


Slides from Victorian Preparers

A set of eleven slides from Victorian preparers. Two of these are whole insect mounts beautifully labelled with pen and ink. Three slides from W Stubbs (hair and beetle parts). The remainder are from Joseph H Hardy which has one dated from 1880. Most have been ringed.

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