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Livebox Microscopists have, over the years developed many types of accesories for viewing living organisms. One of the commonest is the livebox. When a livebox or trough is used, the organism is not restricted to just the field of view of the instrument, hence the microscopist may have to move the optics or the stage to follow the organism. Unlike a trough, a good livebox can sometimes be adjusted to apply some pressure or narrow the thickness of the fluid which can restrict the specimen's movement. This livebox has this feature, although crude. The top can have its distance from the bottom varied by pushing in or pulling out. This is not a very fine adjustment, and is difficult to use in this fashion for very small subjects, but might be workable with something as large as a simple housefly.