If you haven’t done so already take a look at the overview to get an understanding of the overall procedure, the background to the technique, and information about the project in general.
The first stage of the process is to capture images of the xylem over time. This can be achieved using one of four methods:
Instructions for capturing sequences using the first two methods are not currently available (although you can help write them) because of the large number of options and configurations available for digital cameras, microscopes, lenses, and camera-control software. In the meantime it shouldn’t be too difficult to get something setup, the key components required are:
Some things to consider when putting together your own setup:
Regardless of the capture method the processing instructions will be the same. Once you have your sequence of captures head over to process for the next stage of the procedure.
Instructions for capturing images using a desktop scanner and OSOV clamp can be found below: