C. R. PERCIVAL’S MICROSCOPE SLIDE COLLECTION

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C. R. PERCIVAL’S MICROSCOPE SLIDE COLLECTION

C. R. Percival spent his life capturing the beauty of nature so others could study it. His skill at collecting and preparing samples meant his slides were shared worldwide.

The conservation team at the Museum has taken micrographs (photographs through a microscope) of these slides.


Browse the Micrographs

Orb-Weaver Spider

Orb-Weaver Spider

Crab Spider

Crab Spider

Spider Eyes

Spider Eyes

Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion

Spider Fangs

Spider Fangs

Spider Feet from Tarantula

Spider Feet from Tarantula

Polar Bear Hair

Polar Bear Hair

Bat Hair

Bat Hair

Beaver Hair

Beaver Hair

Rhinoceros Horn Section

Rhinoceros Horn Section

Palate (tongue) of a mollusc

Palate (tongue) of a mollusc

Palate (tongue) of a Snail

Palate (tongue) of a Snail

Common Sole Skin

Common Sole Skin

Monitor Lizard Skin

Monitor Lizard Skin

Crystals (Cadmium Chloride)

Crystals (Cadmium Chloride)

Crystals (Strontium Platinocyanide)

Crystals (Strontium Platinocyanide)

Diatoms on Algae

Diatoms on Algae

Marine Algae

Marine Algae

Spines of Sand Dollar

Spines of Sand Dollar

Young Brittle Star

Young Brittle Star

Bones of Brittle Star

Bones of Brittle Star

Marine Worm

Marine Worm

Spicules from Sea Fan

Spicules from Sea Fan

Shells from Stanley

Shells from Stanley

Foraminifera from Herne Bay

Foraminifera from Herne Bay

Foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea

Foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea

Human Tooth Section

Human Tooth Section

Sea Snail

Sea Snail

Tentacles of Goose Barnacle

Tentacles of Goose Barnacle

 

Orb-Weaver Spider

Orb-weaver Spider
 

Name

Orb-Weaver Spider (Gasteracantha)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Orb-Weaver Spider slide
 

Name

Orb-Weaver Spider (Gasteracantha)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0494

Crab Spider

Crab Spider
 

Name

Crab Spider (Xysticus kochii)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Crab Spider slide
 

Name

Crab Spider (Xysticus kochii)

Made by

Frank P. Smith

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0511

Spider Eyes

Spider Eyes
 

Name

Spider Eyes (Heteropoda)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Spider Eyes slide
 

Name

Spider Eyes (Heteropoda)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1907

Artifact Number

2012.0520

Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion
 

Name

Pseudoscorpion (Chelifers latreillii)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Pseudoscorpion slide
 

Name

Pseudoscorpion (Chelifers latreillii)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1920

Artifact Number

2012.0543

Spider Fangs

Spider Fangs
 

Name

Spider Fangs (Dysdera crocata)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Spider Fangs slide
 

Name

Spider Fangs (Dysdera crocata)

Made by

Unknown

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0557

Spider Feet from Tarantula

Spider Feet from Tarantula
 

Name

Spider Feet from Tarantula

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Spider Feet from Tarantula slide
 

Name

Spider Feet from Tarantula

Made by

Unknown

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0559

Polar Bear Hair

Polar Bear Hair
 

Name

Polar Bear Hair

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Polar Bear Hair slide
 

Name

Polar Bear Hair

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0573

Bat Hair

Bat Hair
 

Name

Bat Hair

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Bat Hair slide
 

Name

Bat Hair

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1916

Artifact Number

2012.0578

Beaver Hair

Beaver Hair
 

Name

Beaver Hair

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Beaver Hair slide
 

Name

Beaver Hair

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1916

Artifact Number

2012.0581

Rhinoceros Horn Section

Rhinoceros Horn Section
 

Name

Rhinoceros Horn Section

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Rhinoceros Horn Section slide
 

Name

Rhinoceros Horn Section

Made by

Unknown

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0588

Palate (tongue) of a mollusc

Palate (tongue) of a mollusc
 

Name

Palate (tongue) of a mollusc (Phorcus lineatus)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Palate (tongue) of a mollusc slide
 

Name

Palate (tongue) of a mollusc (Phorcus lineatus)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1916

Artifact Number

2012.0596

Palate (tongue) of a Snail

Palate (tongue) of a Snail
 

Name

Palate (tongue) of a Snail (Helix pomatia)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Palate (tongue) of a Snail slide
 

Name

Palate (tongue) of a Snail (Helix pomatia)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1910

Artifact Number

2012.0598

Common Sole Skin

Common Sole Skin
 

Name

Common Sole (Solea vulgaris) Skin

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Common Sole Skin slide
 

Name

Common Sole (Solea vulgaris) Skin

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1918

Artifact Number

2012.0615

Monitor Lizard Skin

Monitor Lizard Skin
 

Name

Monitor Lizard Skin

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Monitor Lizard Skin slide
 

Name

Monitor Lizard Skin

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0617

Crystals (Cadmium Chloride)

Crystals (Cadmium Chloride)
 

Name

Crystals (Cadmium Chloride)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Crystals (Cadmium Chloride) slide
 

Name

Crystals (Cadmium Chloride)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0627

Crystals (Strontium Platinocyanide)

Crystals (Strontium Platinocyanide)
 

Name

Crystals (Strontium Platinocyanide)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Crystals (Strontium Platinocyanide) slide
 

Name

Crystals (Strontium Platinocyanide)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0629

Diatoms on Algae

Diatoms on Algae
 

Name

Diatoms on Algae (Grammatophora)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Diatoms on Algae slide
 

Name

Diatoms on Algae (Grammatophora)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1907

Artifact Number

2012.0660

Marine Algae

Marine Algae
 

Name

Marine Algae (Polysiphonia fastigiata)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Marine Algae slide
 

Name

Marine Algae (Polysiphonia fastigiata)

Made by

Unknown

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0682

Spines of Sand Dollar

Spines of Sand Dollar
 

Name

Spines of Sand Dollar (Echinarachnius parma)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Spines of Sand Dollar slide
 

Name

Spines of Sand Dollar (Echinarachnius parma)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0699

Young Brittle Star

Young Brittle Star
 

Name

Young Brittle Star (Ophiura albida)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Young Brittle Star slide
 

Name

Young Brittle Star (Ophiura albida)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0702

Bones of Brittle Star

Bones of Brittle Star
 

Name

Bones of Brittle Star

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Bones of Brittle Star slide
 

Name

Bones of Brittle Star

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1920

Artifact Number

2012.0705

Marine Worm

Marine Worm
 

Name

Marine Worm

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Marine Worm slide
 

Name

Marine Worm

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1915

Artifact Number

2012.0709

Spicules from Sea Fan

Spicules from Sea Fan
 

Name

Spicules from Sea Fan (Eugorgia nobilis)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Spicules from Sea Fan slide
 

Name

Spicules from Sea Fan (Eugorgia nobilis)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1915

Artifact Number

2012.0717

Shells from Stanley

Shells from Stanley
 

Name

Shells from Stanley, Tasmania

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Shells from Stanley slide
 

Name

Shells from Stanley, Tasmania

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0725

Foraminifera from Herne Bay

Foraminifera from Herne Bay
 

Name

Foraminifera from Herne Bay, England

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Foraminifera from Herne Bay slide
 

Name

Foraminifera from Herne Bay, England

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0761

Foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea

Foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea
 

Name

Foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope

Foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea slide
 

Name

Foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea

Made by

Frank P. Smith

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0772

Human Tooth Section

Human Tooth Section
 

Name

Human Tooth Section (Upper bicuspid)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Human Tooth Section slide
 

Name

Human Tooth Section (Upper bicuspid)

Made by

Charles Robert Percival

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0796

Sea Snail

Sea Snail
 

Name

Sea Snail (Patella vulgate)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Sea Snail slide
 

Name

Sea Snail (Patella vulgate)

Made by

E. Hinton

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0827

Tentacles of Goose Barnacle

Tentacles of Goose Barnacle
 

Name

Tentacles of Goose Barnacle (Lepas anatifera)

Magnification

40x

Microscope

Nikon Eclipse Polarizing Microscope
Taken with Polarized Light

Tentacles of Goose Barnacle slide
 

Name

Tentacles of Goose Barnacle (Lepas anatifera)

Made by

E. Hinton

Date

1895-1954

Artifact Number

2012.0828