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What Magnifying Glass Do I Need for Biology?

 Field vs Lab Work

When we talk about magnification in biology we usually think of light or electron microscopes found in labs. Field work usually does not need this much magnification. If you are studying or identifying insects, plants, seeds or molds for ecology, horticulture, beekeeping or even farming, a much simpler method of magnification is all you need.
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Magnifying Glass for Reading? What do I Need?

At some time in our lives most of us are faced with print that is too small to read. A frequent question we get asked is “how strong a magnifying glass do I need” to read a book, newspaper, pill bottle, contract or map?  For most people, a simple & inexpensive hand held magnifying glass is all you need.
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