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Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope
Bright microscope for an inquisitive child. Comes with an experiment kit. Magnification: 40–640x.
What does a little bug look like under high magnification? What is the internal structure of plants? What lives in a droplet of pond water? With Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst microscope, children will be able to find answers to these and many other questions that interest their young and curious minds. The kit includes everything needed for very first independent experiments – prepared microscope samples, special tools for microscopic work, and an informative user guide with many interesting experiments. The microscope looks distinctive thanks to its bright translucent amethyst color – it would make a wonderful gift for a young biologist!
The microscope is designed especially for children, but, in terms of its optical performance, this model is in no way inferior to many ‘adult’ microscopes. The instrument is equipped with three objective lenses. To change the magnification, you don’t have to pause your work – you can quickly switch objectives using the revolving nosepiece. The unique feature of this model is its sliding two-position eyepiece, which replaces two eyepieces with an increase of 10 and 16-fold–and it is really easy to use. Your kid won’t need to change eyepieces; therefore they won’t get lost. Three objectives and this eyepiece allow you to obtain the following magnification levels: 40x, 64x, 100x, 160x, 400x and 640x.
Studying microscope samples
To observe a fly's wing or onion cells, a thin transparent sample should be placed on the round stage. Convenient clips will securely hold it in place - you won't lose it out of sight after a careless movement. The light emitted from LED diodes (located below the stage) passes through the sample, creating the magnified image. The adjustable brightness is a very convenient feature – you can make the illumination more intensive for thick and less transparent samples, and do otherwise when observing very thin and very transparent sections.
Comfortable and safe design
The microscope body is made of durable plastic – the instrument is very lightweight, yet durable and reliable. To prevent discomfort during observations, the microscope head inclines at 45 degrees. The microscope runs on batteries – it makes the microscope safer to use–and more portable.
The kit contains an experiment kit that includes everything needed for conducting exciting experiments at home! The informative user guide will tell your kid how the microscope works, what he or she can do with it, how to make microscope samples and breed microscopic crustaceans at home, and many other interesting things!
- Bright children’s microscope with magnification power up to 640x
- Sturdy and lightweight plastic body of interesting shape
- Two eyepieces in one
- Battery powered illumination for outdoor use
- Energy-sufficient lower LED illumination
- Experiment kit included
The kit includes:
- Objectives: 4x, 10x and 40x
- Eyepiece: WF10x–16x
- Round stage with clips
- Diaphragm disk
- Built-in lower LED illumination
- Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit
- User manual and lifetime warranty
Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit includes:
- "Attractive Microscope. Scrutinizing the Microcosm" User Guide
- Hatchery for Artemia (brine shrimp, or sea-monkeys)
- Flask with yeast
- Flask with pitch
- Flask with sea salt
- Flask with brine shrimp
- 5 ready-to-use specimens
- 5 blank slides
- Dust cover
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Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is not compatible with external digital cameras due to non-removable eyepiece.
|monocular, inclined at 45°|
|optical polymer glass|
Eyepiece tube diameter, mm
|4x, 10x, 40x|
|82mm in diameter, with clips|
Stage moving range, using focusing mechanism, mm
|diaphragm disk (6 apertures)|
|2 AA batteries (not included)|
General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
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Hi, Which microscope out of your range would you recommend for a kid really interested in bacteria? I do believe a magnification of 1000x would be needed for this - which kit would you recommend? Many thanks - Best regards Ed Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hello Ed, Thank you for your interest. Please kindly follow the link below, this microscope would be a great option for a young biologist: Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS Microscope - https://uk.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-plus-moonstone/ Please let me know if you have any questions.
Not to be redundant, but I would like to purchase a microscope as a birthday present for 5 and 7 year old sisters. Is there an inexpensive package deal, that includes everything that they need to get started. I do not want to spend more than $50. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Linda, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! If you decide to buy the Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope, the total sum including shipping cost will be $54.89. You can also consider buying the Levenhuk LabZZ M2 Microscope. It also comes with an advanced kit of accessories that includes Pipette, Prepared slides, Slide stickers, Sea salt, Flask with brine shrimp, Brine shrimp hatchery etc. The total sum will be only $42.9. Is there any additional information you might need?
Hello. What microscope model should I choose for a 13yo child for the study of biological materials and fluids? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend that you consider our school microscope models: Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-plus-moonstone/, Levenhuk Rainbow 50L https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-moonstone/, and Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-plus-moonstone/.
Can I replace the eyepieces? Objectives? Are they removable? And one more question. Wll I see infusorian, blood cells, bone tissue?? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope has removable eyepieces, while objectives are fixed. You will be able to observe protozoa, prepared slides, thin cuts, plant cells. To get detailed images of blood you will need a laboratory microscope. For example, Levenhuk 320 Microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-320/.
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst does not include glasses with recess, cover slips… can I buy them separately? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend that you buy Levenhuk G100 Cover Slips https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-g100-cover-slips/. Glasses with recess are, unfortunately, not available in our product range.
Greetings! Which microscope (among the cheapest models) is the most suitable for kids 6 to 7 years old? With an ability to show an insect wing and other things like that. Levenhuk Customer Service:
For observations of insect wings and other similar samples, we recommend that you pay your attention to Levenhuk LabZZ M101 https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-labzz-101-amethyst/ as well as Levenhuk LabZZ M2 https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-labzz-m2/. M101 model has more powerful optics and more interesting accessories in the kit.
Thank you for a quick reply! The microscope is great, very convenient, guide is simple to understand. Thanks a lot Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk A10 Smartphone Adapter is suitable for all types of smartphone cameras. But you won‘t be able to shoot with both cameras simultaneously as the microscope design doesn‘t allow that.
Greetings! The kit doesn‘t contain a glass with a recess. But the guide says something like ‘take a glass with a recess and…‘ Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope doesn‘t have a slide with a recess in the kit. The guide says about experiments that can be conducted with the microscope. But there‘s no information that the kit includes such slides.
we can‘t see anything…samples, ready-to-use slides from the kit. what should we do? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You should adjust the illumination brightness and start focusing from the lowest magnification power to the highest. If this won‘t work, we recommend that you contact our service center.
Hello! Is it suitable for observations of minerals, crystals, and stones? Or LabZZ M4 will be better? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M4 Microscope (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/levenhuk-labzz-microscope-m4-stereo/) is suitable for your purpose. Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is designed for observations of biological samples.
What slides or even better experiment kits will be suitable for use with this microscope? What telescopes (powered by AC adapter) would you recommend for a 7-year-old kid? in the same price range as this model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
With Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope, you can use any kit in this section: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/experiment-kits/. Consider models working on both batteries and AC power: Levenhuk Rainbow 2L, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-moonstone/; Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-plus-moonstone/.
Help me choose please… I need a microscope for a six years old kid. I understand that it a little early but he wants to observe bacteria and, as I know, instrument suitable for that cost more… I’m considering two models: M3 and M101. Which one is better and what’s the difference? Projector has no importance for me. Levenhuk Customer Service:
The difference between Levenhuk LabZZ M3 and Levenhuk LabZZ M101 microscopes is their magnification power. Both are primary-level, children’s microscopes. You can also consider school models: Levenhuk Rainbow 2L, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-moonstone/, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-plus-moonstone/ and Levenhuk Rainbow 50L, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-moonstone/.
Hello! As I can see coverslips are not included in the kit… what should I put on a sample then? And there’re no slides with recess, right? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope doesn’t include coverslips and slides with recess. Please consider Levenhuk G100 Cover Slips, 100 pcs https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-g100-cover-slips/.
Hello. We didn’t find coverslips in the package. Aren’t they included? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope comes with blank slides only. Coverslips can be purchased separately. Levenhuk G100 Cover Slips, 100 pcs https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-g100-cover-slips/.
Hi! I need a microscope for a child (5 yo). He likes to spend time in nature looking for bugs. Which model would you suggest? What objects can be observed under this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is not suitable for observing bugs, as it is only equipped with lower illumination. Consider models with combined illumination, such as Levenhuk Rainbow 2L, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-moonstone/, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-plus-moonstone/, and Levenhuk Rainbow 50L, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-moonstone/.
Hi! Does the kit include a storage case? Levenhuk Customer Service:
No, we don’t have cases for this microscope model. Please consider Levenhuk Rainbow 50L, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-moonstone/. Storage and transportation case is included in the kit.
Hello! Could you tell me please, can I study vaginal swabs using this microscope? For example, see the epithelial cells, diplococci, Trichomonas. Methylene blue coloring Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst microscope won`t be suitable for these purposes, as it is meant for kids. We suggest taking a look at Levenhuk 700M monocular microscope. https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-700m/#.Wfib41uCxrQ
In order to see the tooth plaque I have to: take some tooth plaque with a toothpick, put it on a slide glass, add a drop of water and cover it with a cover slip? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You will need a laboratory-type microscope such as monocular Levenhuk 320 microscope in order to see the bacteria. https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/series-320/ . Also, you will need to tint the bacteria.
Hello! Do I understand correctly, that I won't be able to see a living ant in this microscope because it doesn't have bottom illumination? Or I can simply use a flashlight? Could you recommend a microscope where I can observe transparent as well as non-transparent objects? Also with a larger field view (if it makes any difference) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Microscopes with upper illumination are used for observing non-transparent objects. Take a look at Levenhuk Rainbow 2L: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-moonstone/.
We got a microscope as a birthday present for a 10 y.o. child. The price is impressively reasonable, everything needed for the research is included in the set. Slides are glass-made, not plastic ones! You can see a lot in this microscope. The lighting works on a battery (included in the set); brightness can be adjusted. So many advantages! No weak points. Definitely recommend! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you so much for your Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst microscope review.
Hello. Can I observe unicellular organisms and cell structure in this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can see one-cell organisms and cell structure using Levenhuk LabZZ M101 microscope.
Is it possible to install the top illumination in the form of a flashlight? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is not equipped with built-in illumination. You can observe samples in daylight, or use room lighting, or a small flashlight.
What other models at this price range come with the case and have characteristics that are not worse than this one. Levenhuk Customer Service:
We would recommend the Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-moonstone/
Is this microscope suitable for analysis of the pollen in honey? Requirements: identification of pollen - 600x, counting - 200x. Work in the field. Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope is more suitable for your needs – https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-plus-moonstone/. This microscope has better optics, combined illumination, and features two power modes: A/C adapter or batteries.
Tell me, please, what can I see in this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Transparent objects can be seen using the Levenhuk LabZZ M101 microscope. For example: infusoria shoe, cut leaf, hair, etc.
Hello! I can't observe salt crystals. They are seen in black color. How should I adjust the microscope to see them? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend to illuminate salt crystals from above. Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is only equipped with lower illumination.
Can I see, for example, germs on hands through this microscope? This subject is completely alien to me, but my daughter has been asking for a microscope 2 years now. Levenhuk Customer Service:
It is impossible to see germs on hands, but you will be able to observe protozoa.
Hello! I'm kind of in shock! Bought this model as a gift for a kid. We can't see anything!! even samples from the set. All that is seen is a white cloudy spot and that's it. Levenhuk Customer Service:
You might did not focus the image, or we are talking about a defective item. Please, contact our Customer Support - https://www.levenhuk.com/feedback/.
The kit includes a flask with pitch but there's nothing about it in the included user guide. How should I use it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
A flask with pitch supplied with Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope is used for binding glass slides with cover slips. Put some pitch on your sample and then place a cover slip on top.
Will I see microbes on dirty hands? If not, then what type of microscope should I look for? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Bacteria can be observed with laboratory microscopes (200$ and above) using special preparation and sample staining techniques.
tell me what slides sets are more suitable to this microscope? I'm choosing a present for a 6 years old kid. Should we opt for this simple model or choose something a little more serious... like a model for school Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can use any prepared slides set with Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope. We recommend that you also consider Levenhuk Rainbow 2L school microscope (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-moonstone/).
Hello! Does this microscope feature glass or plastic optics? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The optical elements of the Levenhuk M101 Amethyst Microscope are made of optical plastic.
Hello! Which microscope would you recommend for a 7 yo kid? https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-labzz-101-amethyst/ or https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-labzz-m3/? The second option comes with a case and a large set of slides which is a big plus. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope provides more quality images, therefore will be preferable.
Tell me please whether or not I can observe opaque objects at low magnification if I manage to use an additional upper illuminator? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope allows you to observe opaque objects using an additional upper illumination source.
1. Could you tell me all magnification steps that this microscope is able to provide. 2. Does the kit include filters? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope has six magnification steps: 40x, 64x, 100x, 160x, 400x, and 640x. Filters are not included.
is this microscope suitable for viewing opaque samples? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope allows for viewing only transparent samples, as it is equipped with lower illumination.
Hello! Will I observe ear mites, dust mites, blood, microbes, paramecium caudatum, amoeba? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope allows you to observe these things.
We are looking for a first microscope for a 5 year old that can grow with him a few years. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Sandy, thank you for interest in Levenhuk product! Our LabZZ products are designed especially for children. It will be a perfect choice for a 5 year old. For 6-8 year old we would recommend our Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope. This model is also available in different colors, it comes with an advanced kit of accessories and the optics is made of glass.
hello! Can I use Levenhuk A10 smartphone adapter with this microscope? The adapter is also compatible with any Levenhuk telescope, right? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk A10 Smartphone Adapter is suitable for the Levenhuk LabZZ M101 microscope, as well as for any other microscope or telescope model. It is a universal tool.
Hello. Kid is going to turn 11 soon... Please advise a good microscope (50-100$) for school and entertainment purposes? Is this one good? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is suitable for middle school purposes, but it only allows for viewing transparent samples.
Hello is it suitable for a kid 11 yo? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is suitable for a 11 years old kid but only for a first acquaintance. For school purposes we recommend Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-moonstone/) or Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS (/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-plus-moonstone/).
greetings! What sets of slides would you recommend to buy for use with this microscope (except for the one already included in the package)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
With Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope you can use absolutely any microscope slides sets presented in this section: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/experiment-kits/.
Could you please advise me a good microscope in terms of price-quality for a 11 years old kid? For up to $50 Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 model is an optimal choice in this price range.
What is the microscope's maximum magnification without loss of quality? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst microscope magnifies images up to 400 times without any loss of quality. At 640x images will lose a little bit of quality.
Can I see bacteria through this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is not suitable for viewing bacteria. For this purpose you'll need a laboratory microscope model, for example Levenhuk 320 Biological Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-320/.
will I see red blood cells? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope allows you to observe red blood cells.
You wrote that this microscope is only suitable for viewing transparent and semi-transparent objects... that means we won't be able to observe a spider's foot or mosquito's nose? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To view opaque samples you will need an upper illuminator. You can use any available means for this purpose, a flashlight for example.
can I use m101 microscope to observe ciliates, amoeba, red blood cells? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is suitable for observation of protozoa. You can observe red blood cell movement with a laboratory microscope. Please consider Levenhuk 320 Biological Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-320/.
what microscope would you recommend for working with small electronic components, microcircuits... preferably with backlight. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Please consider Levenhuk DTX 30 Digital Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-dtx-30/.
will I be able to replace the eyepiece with another one? Is it removable? Do you have any suitable eyepieces in your store, for example 20x? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope does not allow for eyepiece replacement.
Hello! What microscope should I buy for a kid (7 yo)? LabZZ M101 or Levenhuk LabZZ M3? Are these models suitable for observing dust mites, red blood cells, ciliates? Can I use your A10 smartphone adapter with these microscopes? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope is preferable due to its advanced illumination system, optics and build quality. All mentioned objects can be observed with this model. Levenhuk A10 Smartphone Adapter is suitable for both models.
what kinds of samples can I observe with it: transparent or opaque? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope allows for viewing transparent and semi-transparent microscope samples.
How can I remove the eyepiece (in order to attach a camera)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst microscope is not designed to be used with a digital camera. Please consider Levenhuk A10 Smartphone Adapter - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-a10-smartphone-adapter/.
Is it equipped with spring-loaded lenses? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope is not equipped with spring-loaded lenses.
Can I use Levenhuk A10 adapter with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk A10 Smartphone Adapter is suitable for Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope.
I have a few questions: 1. is it suitable for a 14 years old kid? 2. which cameras can I used with it? 3. how to remove the eyepiece from the eyepiece tube? What eyepieces would you recommend? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope is a wonderful choice for a 14 years old kid. Unfortunately, you can't install a camera, as the microscope eyepiece is non-removable.
Can I see hair scales with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Amethyst Microscope allows you to see hair scales. more
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