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  • The Saddest Microscope Slide Ever(?)

    By Mark Carnall, on 23 January 2013

    We’ve been sifting through slides like a slick slide sifter for an exciting project the Grant Museum team have been working on and I discovered this leech slide which caused me to pause for a moment of deep reflection and sadness. I think it’s the word ‘clinging’ that adds some poetic tragedy to this scene.

    Grant Museum Helobdella  microscope slide labelled Helobdella stagnalis with young, which were in life carried clinging to the Underside. When I saw this my allergies kicked in and I started to cry. My fake allergies.

    Why does this get to me more than the Africa Elephant sequence?


    Tragic.

    AND THEN WE SQUASHED THEM BETWEEN TWO BITS OF GLASS.

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    2 Responses to “The Saddest Microscope Slide Ever(?)”

    • 1
      Daniel wrote on 23 January 2013:

      Squashed between two bits of glass – is this the ultimate fate that awaits all museum staff?

    • 2
      Emma-Louise Nicholls wrote on 24 January 2013:

      Speaking on behalf of some museum staff, I hope not

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