I do own a dissecting microscope, which works fine for small insects, but when looking into droplets of pond water, I reach the limits, with smaller organisms barely discernable (Rotifera, Paramecium, Vorticella etc.). As I am quite space limited and also don’t want to spend too much money on this rather niche application, I was wondering if a Pocket Microscope would be the way to go.
My principle questions are, if those microscopes are suitable at all for sub-millimeter dimensions, and also, if the lighting is ok for these settings.
I made the experience that some organisms are better seen with lighting from above, while for others, shining light through the object from below leads to better results.
Usage will of course not be limited to water organisms, of course