Zoology Reptiles and Amphibians Microscope Prepared Slides

The following are images that were captured with the DMBA210 digital microscope at 100x magnification. These prepared slides are included in the Zoology: Reptiles Amphibians prepared slide kit. View all prepared slide kits here.



Tadpole Image

This is a tadpole trunk. Tadpoles, also known as polliwogs is the wholly aquatic larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian, particularly of a frog or toad.

Leech Microscope Image
Cross section of the three regions showing relationships of structures. Leeches are best known for attaching to their host to feed until they become full and fall off. Most leeches do not feed on human blood, but instead prey on small invertebrates.
Obelia Microscopic Image
Whole mount of hydroid colony showing hydranths and gonangia. The walls of the gastrovascular cavity and other structures are well defined in this prepared microscope slide. Obelia are mainly found underwater in the ocean worldwide.
Snail Microscope Image
Snail Radula
Snail Radula, flat mount showing rows of teeth. Learn more about snail's teeth here.
Honey Fly Microscope Image
House Fly
The house fly is the most common of all domestic flies, found all over the world. It is considered a pest that can carry serious diseases.
Lizard Skin Microscope Image

Lizard Skin
Lizards are a large group of squamate reptiles, with nearly 3800 species. Learn more about lizards here.

Fish Gill Microscope Image
Fish Gill
A section showing the gill filaments. Fish can pull oxygen from the water and gills help them do this while they are swimming. After oxygen is used, the gills excrete carbon dioxide. Learn more here.
Frog Embryo Microscope Image
Frog Embryonic Stages
Frog embryology involves the egg, fertilization, cleavage, and gastrulation. Learn more here.
Cyclops Microscope Image
Male and female whole mount cyclops with egg sacs. Cyclops anthropoda has only one eye, similar to the Greek mythical creature. It carries two sacks of eggs close to its tail. Cyclops are often found swimming in still, fresh water among algae and seldom in the mud.
Amphioxus Microscope Image
Cross section of male through the three regions: anterior, middle, posterior. Generally found buried in sand in shallow parts of temperate or tropical seas.