Last week we posted recommendations for creating time-lapse videos with the Exo Labs camera. Below are some examples of the videos we've made and tips to help you re-create them:
See photosynthisis in action in this Elodea (Aquatic Plant) time-lapse: Elodea_Time_Lapse
- Tip: Use a cover slip or second slide to ensure the leaf is as flat as possible and add a drop of water before placing on your microscope
See Gel-like Spheres (Hydrophilic Water Gel) grow: Hydrophillic_Water_Gel_-_Timelapse
- Tip: Use a shallow dish of water vs. completely submerging the spheres, add food coling to the water to create fun colors and use distilled water to prevent cracking
See a Daphnia (Water Flea) digest its food and see it's heart beating: Daphnia_Video
- Use a deep-well or concavity slide to position the Daphnia under your microscope, use only a small amount of water to limit movement and keep the Daphnia in your field of view.
Other Video Examples: