I basically flossed my teeth and swiped the blood onto a slide.
no its two slides, the first few pictures are like the white stuff between your teeth. Wanted to see what it looks like under the microscope but it's a bit too 3d and not transparent so it doesnt show up well. Second slide is a small blood sample. It's cool to see them move under the microscope.
I think the temperature is making the bubble expand, or maybe its the pressure from all the cells?
Ah that makes sense. I saw these structures here and was confused. If it's plaque, these are most likely cocci shaped bacteria. You could try smearing it a bit more or diluting it with some water. The cells might deform, but it would be neat. The thick, non-discrete mass is glycoproteins, sugars, etc.
I'm not even touching it now, it's expanding on its own. I guess it's just the small amount of water-spit that's expanding.
took some pictures of tissues the other day during my human anatomy lab.
this is bone tissue
the end of a hair follicle on the human scalp.
Sweet. Some of the bacteria in your mouth look like they are exhibiting hemolytic capabilities. Some definable regions of blood are colorless -- meaning they had their iron extracted by the organisms for oxidative purposes.
the inside structure of the bone is spongy, this is the tissue of the hard part of the bone.
it's not a hair, it's a hair follicle. but anyways, it's a pre-prepared slide so I wouldn't know. it's pretty interesting, i'll post more pics
Not necessarily. It is indicative of the kinds of bacteria in your mouth. For example, streptococcus bacteria do this regularly. The same ones responsible for strep throat. But they're not the only ones, and most bacteria are present everywhere in/on your body at all times.
If I had to guess, the bacteria I circled in >>7852831 are the same ones responsible for the hemolysis. Streptococcus salivarius. They are spherical, exist in the mouth, and colonize in chains.
I know but look , It's so easy to get one just pluck pretty much any hair and you have a sample. Now all that's left is to somehow cut it in half and put some red dye over it.
Picture is a hair that I took yesterday.
Oh yeah I've been meaning to ask. I read that there are mites living on our eye lashes and eye-brows, but whenever I take some hair and look at it I don't see anything resembling a dust mite. Do I have to zoom even more or do they live only on the skin near the hair?
I think it was an eyebrow hair. A pube hair is way too long and not flat I can't put that in a slide. Microscope is an optical one, amscope(veterinary microscope? ). Forgot exactly but it has maximum x1400 but I usually keep it at x400-x100 since the last optics is kinda shitty and everything is too dark.
these are microscopic mites, even tinier than the usual mites. they live in moderation, especially in the hair follicles and don't have a high population since our body produces antigens to kill them. but when the population gets out of hand, that's when it links to acne and hair loss. the hair follicle picture i took was on the highest power, so i think seeing those mites would require a very high powered microscope.
the lining of kidney tubules
tissue that lines the vagina
this is the lining of the intestines. see the small white dots that are randomly inbetween the purple ones? those cells are what produce mucus