Student Participants In Workshop Session

Students of secondary sections of KV Khanapara attending the training sessions of foldscope which is held every week  in the school  premises and learnt how to assemble   foldscope. In the first session, Students were guided by Dr. Bharati Prakash and Dr. G.D  Khedkar who twinned with our school.

Twinning Resource Person From Mangalore

Dr. Bharati  Prakash, HOD, Department of Microbiology, Mangalore University was one of the resource person in the 1st twinning  workshop session on 23/06/18 in Biotech Lab in KV Khanapara.

1st Twinning Workshop Session Of Foldscope

                                           1st  Twinning workshop session of foldscope was conducted on 23/06/18  in Biotech Lab, KV Khanapara.

Tarsal Claw System in Stored Product Insect Pests

Tarsal Claw in Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum) Tarsal Claw in Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) Tarsal Claw in Lesser Grain Borer (Rhyzopertha dominica) Tarsal Claw in Rice Weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) Tarsal Claw in Rice Moth (Corcyra cephalonica) Tarsal Claw in Almond Moth (Ephestia cautella) Tarsal Claw in Pulse Beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis)

Spider Lily Pollen grains under Foldscope

Easy Slide preparation for foldscope: Just placed the stamen of Spider lily flower on the adhesive tape and stamen was removed. The pollen grains got adhered to the tape and were observed under the foldscope. It was a very nice experience to see the Pollen grains with the nucleus.


COLLEGE NAME : CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE STUDENT NAME: VENKATESH P ITEM OBSERVED: POTASSIUM DICHROMATE DESCRIPTION: I observed potassium dichromate(K2Cr207) through my foldscope . The observed crystals were irregular in shape  with sharp edges .  It looks totally different when viewed  under foldscope.

Barley (Hordeum vulgare) leaf showing stomata

Barley (Hordeum vulgare) leaf under foldscope: a member of grass family, is a cultivated crop in many parts of India ` Note the symmetrically lined up cells. The leaf was further processed for better visualization of cellular features. Note the stomata along with guard cells placed in a perfect arrangement adjacent to the cells.

Colocasia(Colocasia esculenta) leaf section: stomata

Colocasia(Colocasia esculenta) leaf section as seen under foldscope: one of the favorite kitchen garden plants, it grows where water is abundant Stomatal openings along with guard cells are prominently visible

Portulaca leaf under foldscope

Portulaca is a succulent pot herb with fleshy stem and opposite arrangement of leaves. Out of curiosity I observed a leaf of Portulaca plant growing in my house under foldscope and was amazed to see the structural configuration.       An epidermal peel revealed the stomatal arrangement to be of Paracytic type.  In this type…

Using the A00 fern rhizome slide through the foldscope we have seen the cells of fern rhizome.

Observing Indian yogurt (curd) bacteria under foldscope

Curd sample was taken and diluted in sterile water, then filtered using filter paper. From filtered sample serial dilution was done, then from second dilution 10μl of sample was taken on a glass slide and covered with cover slip, then observed under the foldscope. Long rod lactobacillus cells were found .         …

MorphoAnatomical and Histochemical Studies of Pteridophytes using Foldscope

Histochemical Studies on Adiantum raddianum Histochemical Studies on Pteris vittata Histochemical Studies on Cheilanthes swartzii Histochemical Studies on Cheilanthes viridis Histochemical Studies on Nephrolepis exaltata Histochemical Studies on Hemionitis arifolia Histochemical Studies on Microlepia speluncae Histochemical Studies on Psilotum nudum Histochemical studies on Phymatosorus nigrescens

Sugar Crystals

NAME: Shilpashree. S COLLEGE: CMR National PU college, ITPL, Bengaluru Item Observed: Sugar crystals Description: The sugar crystals when observed via naked eyes looks very small has nano particles. While the same item when it was observed via ‘FOLDSCOPE’ it was surprising, that the small crystals appeared as a macro molecules. It was really exiting…

Foldscope on Tara

I had an incredible time staying a short time on Tara. What an incredible gift to the scientific community. Wonderful boat filled with wonderful people. Got a chance to train kids and Tara staff on Foldscoping. The boat is off to Mexico and Panama; with an incredible diversity of oceanic life. Thibaut from the lab…

Effect of benzene on mitosis in onion root tips

severe damage has been caused to nucleus and swelling of cells has been observed in the second image when onion root tips were treated with benzene. photo has been captured by using Nokia 7 plus mobile handset, purchased for the project.

Pollen under foldscope

POLLEN GRAIN UNDER FOLDSCOPE COLLEGE NAME :CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE STUDENT NAME:Y RAMAA SARANYA ITEM OBSERVED :POLLEN GRAIN DESCRIPTION :I observed pollen under the foldscope. As observed it was really surprising to see that it was totally different from how it was looking through the naked eye. It had yellow  hair like structures projecting. This experience gave me…

Incense stick powder

INCENSE STICK POWDER COLLEGE NAME:CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE  STUDENT NAME:Y RAMAA SARANYA  ITEM OBSERVED :INCENSE STICK POWDER DESCRIPTION:I observed the incense stick powder through the foldscope at my  college.As observed,these particles looked small and clustered.It was such a wonderful experience to see how the particles of the incense stick powder looked thorough the foldscope.  

Compound pollen grains of Gum arabic tree (Babool)

Its my privilege to explore nature using foldscope, which otherwise would have gone unnoticed by me. Babool (Acacia nilotica) is a medium-sized tree cultivated along the roadsides in Punjab. It is a multi-purpose tree with branches having a tendency to droop downwards. Presence of spines and pinnately compound leaves are characteristic of Acacia family.  …


The section shows adipose tissue admixed with chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate comprising of lymphocytes, macrophages along with giant cells as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Leiomyoma Uterus

A section from leiomyoma uterus shows spindle-shaped smooth muscle cells along with fibrous tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Abdominal region of Armigeres subalbatus

Armigeres subalbatus is a species of mosquito belonging to the genus Armigeres. It is widely distributed in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. It is a natural vector for filarial worms, which cause filariasis to humans.


A section from endometrium shows round tubular glands with dense fibrous stroma proliferative phase as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Verrucus Lesion

A section from skin biopsy shows hyperkeratotic, hyperplastic, acanthotic stratified squamous covering epithelium with underlying stromal tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Follicular Neoplasm of Thyroid

A section from hemithyroidectomy specimen shows small and medium-sized follicles filled with colloid surrounded by a fibrous capsule. Individual cells have pink granular cytoplasm and clumped chromatin as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain


A section from orchidectomy specimen shows tumour cells surrounded by fibrovascular septa along with admixed lymphocytic infiltrate as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Biology today

The leaf of a dicot plant was taken and cut into small piece in the campus of IISER Tirupati. The ventral part of the leaf was searched for the stomata. Later at the edges of the leaf, small thread like projections were visible and were recognized as trichomes which are multicellular and help the plant…

Contrast in pollen grain and lead particles through foldscope

Name: Reya Gafar College Name: CMR National PU College ITPL, Bangalore Description: We had the opportunity to observe and differentiate various nano particles of everyday life that we brought as samples to our college. A great variety of shapes and sizes were observed through the foldscopes that day . This particular picture is of pollen…