A Camera-shy Tardigrade!

My first tardigrade – and a surprise at that. I looked into my Foldscope, and, without panning or focusing, the first thing that I saw was a slightly blurred, but recognisable little creature! Yesterday I scraped off some lichens from two trees on my street. I think they were the same kind of lichens; they…

I celebrate Earth Day with Foldscope

I went to my garden and in 1 meter i collect lot of sample. Like,dry leaf, leaf,soil,ant etc. My garden picture. My fold scope Dry leaf Sample Leaf Sample Soil sample Foldscope is amazing and cool thing. I can see which what would not see in my normal eye. Foldscope is the best thing. Thank…

Cherry Blossom Petal 🌸

Hi I am a 5th grader and I have been exploring the Foldscope! It has been so much fun and I’m looking forward to do more research! This is my first post 😊

கொசுவின் பாகங்கள்

இன்று 100% வாக்கு அளிக்க வேண்டும் என்பதை மக்களுக்கு பிரச்சாரம் எடுத்துச் செல்லப் பட்டது. ஓய்வு நேரத்தில் மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியில் என்னை கடித்த கொசுவின் பாகங்கள் இவை. பார்த்து ரசிக்க கூடியது.

Scales on a gecko tail

A gecko that was sitting above my garden door took fright when I opened the door and dropped its tail. I took advantage of this situation and saved the tail for some Foldscope explorations. It was incredible to see the variability in the pigment distribution, colour and pattern on the scales. Some areas are sparsely…

Is your mask really safe?

I have observed six different types of face masks being used in India during the COVID-19 pandemic under my Foldscope. Depending on the size of the spaces between the fibres of the masks, I’ve analysed the ability of each mask to protect the wearer, and those around the wearer. Blue Disposable Mask A regular, single-use…

I. Understanding the earliest farmers: The “crops”

Lockdown and working from home have their own advantages (let us only talk about good things). My favorite new pastime is interacting with an 11-year-old and her everyday school lessons, sometimes even as the class is done. A few days ago, the 11-year-old lectured me on the earliest farmers in the fertile crescent, the Indian…

Mosquito larva

The end of the larvae has a siphon that stays outside the water so that the larva can breath. The other is the anal segment of the larva.

Wool (Jacob)

A sample of wool from a Jacob sheep. You can see the scaly texture on the individual strands that makes it suited for twisting into yarn.

Kiwi hairs

I can't believe a paper microscope gets this great quality of some hairs I took of a little kiwi. We did it in my History of Medicine class and it was awesome!

My blood under foldscope

Dandelion Seed

Achene bottom Achene Achene top Beak bottom Beak Pappus Pappus