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them used or wait until you really want to upgrade. Starting small and simple is always best. Once you do have a microscope, get yourself a phone attachment on Amazon and use your phone for pictures and videos. It’s the easiest way to do things, and the quality will be great! From there, experiment! Soak some dust in a bit of water and put that in a petri dish to see what you’ll find. Go hunting for Tardigrades in moss (soak the moss in a bit of water, drain the moss and then observe the water under the microscope). Watch my Twitch livestream and ask as many questions as you’d like. I will always take the time to answer them. And, connect with people on Twitter. There is a large science community on Twitter, and many scientists are very generous with their knowledge to help you identify what you’re looking at.

What’s your favourite motto or quotation? My mother tongue is French, so my favourite quotation is in French (please feel free to translate!): “Quand on a envie de faire un truc, il faut plonger comme un fou, et le faire.” (When you want to do something, you have to dive in like crazy, and do it.) - Jacques Brel ⊗ For more: http://atinyworld.org https://www.twitch.tv/atinyworld https://twitter.com/atinyworldorg http://planetb612.fm http://julielaurin.com

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What is the last book you enjoyed? What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz. And now, I’m in the middle of reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman, and it’s absolutely charming!

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