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Foldscope awareness workshop for Mews Matriculation school

The workshop was interesting with the school students because when the students saw the structure of stained cells through foldscope they were surprised and became fond of foldscope. they were started asking questions regarding foldscope and its usability.

Parts of a cockroach- Anal cerci, wing and mouth

College : CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bengaluru Sample: Periplaneta americana (cockroach) Site of sample collection: CMR National PU College, ITPL Date of Collection: 19 February 2019 Date of Observation: 19 February 2019 Students involved: Navyaa Shah, A.S.Vidisha, Malavika Rajesh OBSERVATIONS: Different parts of the cockraoch body were viewed under the foldscope to produce clear and sharp…

Question about Aloe Vera

Can anyone tell me what is this red thing displayed in the photos below? i saw it while observing Aloe Vera gel + the inner part of the leaf. Note that it wasn’t moving.

Pests on Tulsi plant observed under foldscope

Tulsi plant in my garden showed small black spots on the leaves. I fixed them on a slide and observed under the foldscope to see mealy bugs. What type of pests are these only a plant pathologist can tell, but it is a serious issue that even Tulsi plant which is a medicinal plant can…

Antennae and Legs of a Cockroach

College : CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bengaluru Sample: Periplaneta americana (cockroach) Site of collection of sample: Kundalahalli, Bengaluru Date of Collection: 19 February 2019 Date of Observation: 19 February 2019 Students involved: Navyaa Shah, A.S.Vidisha, Malavika Rajesh Observation: The morphology of a Cockroach was observed under a foldscope. The cockroach comes under the genus…

How to measure the size of the microorganism through Foldscope?

Dear Manu Prakash and Foldscope team, I want to learn how to measure the size of the microorganisms while observing through the foldscope, i made an effort by measuring the visual field without magnification, but want to learn in detail. These two are the images of 1mm grid and and 0,5 mm grid observed through…

Larval stages of Filarial nematodes

One milliliter of blood was mixed with nine milliliter of 2% formalin. The mixture was centrifuged at 5,000 rpm for 5 min and the supernatant was discarded. To the sediment, few drops of methylene blue solution was added. A drop of the solution was placed on slide with a cover slip above and examined under…