SCOBY in the Scope

SCOBY Under the Microscope

Max (Chemistry professor and makerspace champion) has a nice oil immersion scope that hadn’t been used in years, so we fired it up, borrowed some oil, and looked at some of the SCOBY pellicle, both the mashed variety and the paper thin one.

Nicole Scopin'

The scope needs a good cleaning, but Jared, Nicole, and Brett (makerspace students and staff) were able to get a view into the microscopic world of kombucha. The images above were all shot with mobile phones through the eyepiece, but we’re excited to use one of the scopes in the Biology labs with the built-in cameras.


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