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Preparing a Wet Mount Steps

Preparing a Wet Mount
1) Place your specimen on the slide. Make sure the layer
is as ________ as possible.
Note: In order to
make your specimen
as thin as possible,
you can spread it
(smear it) on the
slide using a
2) Add _______ drop of water (or stain) to the specimen.
3) Add cover slip on a _________ at one edge of the
water (or stain) and lower it over the specimen ________.
4) Remove trapped bubbles by _____________ tapping
the cover with the __________________ of a pencil.