We’ve shared some of our most frequently asked questions to help you out.

1. Does it take batteries or power plug?

Old Ted microscope is powered by either a power plug or x3 AA batteries (not included). Do not use them at the same time.

2. What are the accessories included in the package?

The package accessories includes:

  • Slide Specimen Kit – 10 prepared slides, 5 blank slides, 20 cover clips
  • WFX10 AND WFX25 Eyepieces
  • Power Adapter – US Plug
  • Phone holder to take slide pictures

3. What are the different magnifications of objective lenses?

Objective lens comes in 4x, 10x and 40x magnification power that provide multiple magnification levels from 40x-1000x.

4. What is the magnification of eyepiece?

The eyepiece lens has 10x and 25x magnification.

5. What age group is the microscope recommended?

The microscope is recommended for kids 8+ through to adults. It's also ideal for students, amateur, scientists and home Schooling who want to explore the undiscovered and hidden world of micro organisms.

6. Does it have a coarse and fine adjustment?

It has coarse and fine focus knobs to make images clearer and sharper.

7. Are slides specimen included in the kit?

A slide starter set is included with 10 prepared slides listed below and 5 blank slides to make your own.

  • Corn root tip
  • Pumpkin stem
  • Pine leaf
  • Onion epidermis
  • Bee leg
  • Butterfly wing
  • Mosquito mouthpiece
  • Ant
  • Frog blood
  • Small intestine

8. How can I get the user manual?

The microscope kit comes with a user manual or you can email us at hello(at)oldted.com to provide you with the PDF copy.

9. How do I calculate the magnification of microscope?

To calculate the magnification of a microscope, simply multiply the magnification of the microscope eyepiece by the magnification of the objective lens. For example, using a 40x objecitves lens with 25x eye piece, gives a magnification of 1000x (i.e. 40 X 25 = 1,000)

10. How do I take pictures with the microscope?

Using the phone adapter, attach phone to the microscope eyepiece lens to observe the slide and take pictures on your smartphones.

11. Do you accept bulk orders?

Yes. Please contact or email us at hello(at)oldted.com. We will get back to you within 1 business day.

12. How long does my delivery take?

All our orders are processed by Amazon so if you’re a prime customer it will arrive within 1-2 days.

13. Do you accept returns or replacements?

Yes, please contact us at hello(at)oldted.com and we’ll respond with you within 1 business day.