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Gram stain basic question - (Aug/17/2005 )

After doing a Gram stain do you put a coverslip on the slide before viewing under an oil immersion lens or do you put the oil right on the stained cells?


No I just put the immersion oil right on the stained cells. Save money on cover slip haha tongue.gif


you justo have to put an oil drop on the stained cells and make sure the inmersion lens makes contact with the oil before looking through the microscope.
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