Friday, March 14, 2014

Pollen Under the Microscope

Pollen can be seen under the microscope best at about 400x magnification. Pollen is the powder that often falls off flower stamens if touched. The bee shown below has yellow pollen on him.

bee with pollen image
Photo courtesy: André Karwath
The images below of pollen were captured using the U1B biological high school microscope and a 2 megapixel microscope camera.

pollen 100x under microscope
Pollen captured at 100x with U1B microscope.
400x microscope pollen image
Pollen captured at 400x with U1B microscope.