David Berger’s Microscope Project

Why I Rebuild Nikon Microscopes…

As you know, as the founder of AA Natural Products, I’m at the forefront of developing Earth-friendly cleaning agents. To ensure my cleaners are nontoxic, I perform ongoing microbiology testing. In order to accomplish this task, I built my own microscopy lab.  Somehow along the way, I discovered another business — rebuilding microscopes and manufacturing spare parts for Nikon mostly.  Feel free to check out my eBay store to see my complete lineup of microscopes, spare parts and accessories.

I also have a goal to get more young adults interested in microbiology. Starting spring of 2020, I’ll be hosting field outings around the Ann Arbor area. My plan is to form small groups and take water samples from streams and lakes using Zooplankton nets. We’ll observe live specimens under microscopes — photographing and sharing them on social media for others to see.

Below are videos of the Nikon Alphaphot YS(2) microscope I rebuild and equip with LED lighting for college-level students and doctors doing missionary work off the grid.  Also, you can see the microbiology living in my pond after I’ve treated it with my nontoxic cleaning agents and bacteria to help control the algae.

Here’s a video of the pond’s thriving microbiology
Please call me at 734-678-7941 or email me at dave@a2.com if you wish to buy or sell a used microscope or host a field outing around the Detroit / Ann Arbor area.