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Slide prepared through scrapping the stigma of the flower

Micrometry using Foldscope

A workshop named “Magnify Your Curiosity-Mathematics in a Laboratory with Foldscope” was organized by Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta on the evening of 12th March 2019 at Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya. Introductory Session- The workshop started with Dr.Punarbasu Chaudhuri delivering…

Foldscope view of Freshwater Annelid from algae in Fish tank

College Name: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Sample Name: Fresh water Annelid from fish tank Sample Collected from: Fish tank at home with algae growing over a pebble, collected on 21/3/19 Sample observed at CMR National PU College, ITPL on 21/3/19 People involved: Lecturers at CMR PU – Ms. Anitha, Ms. Kruti, Ms. Arpita,…

Hands-on Training Workshop on Foldscope and Its Applications- #Indiafoldscopephase 1

Place: Department of Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka Audience: Post graduate, Ph.D students and Faculty (91 participants). Date: 18.03.2019 Samples studied: 1. Amoeba, Euglena 2. Pond water sample 4. Diseased leaf samples, spores of fungus 5. Bacteria and fungus 6. Stomata, leaf and flower microstructure

White Mold-Sclerotia causing pod rot in peas

Some white, cottony mass was observed on pea pods. The sample observed under foldscope revealed fungal hyphae and black, irregular sclerotia. When these pea pods were split open, white fluffy, slimy mycelium was found inside also. Infection results in production of dense white mycelium which covers the stems, leaves and even the pods. The affected…

Workshop on Micrometry using Foldscope

A workshop named” Magnify Your Curiosity-Mathematics in a Laboratory with Foldscope” was organized by Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta on 12th March 2019 at Gramya Hitakari Girls School, Howrah, West Bengal, India in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya. Introductory Session- The workshop started with Dr.punarbasu Chaudhuri delivering a speech on Relative Size…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop at Shivaji Park Lion School for Deaf.

Foldscope Orientation workshop was conducted on 11th March 2019 at Shivaji Park Lion School for Deaf. The workshop was organised for 7th standard students of the school. The workshop included introduction to foldscope with help of their class teacher, followed by demonstration of slide preparation. The participants later prepared slides of Spirogyra, stomata of betel…

MEALYBUGS ON PLANTS

COLLEGE: CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE SAMPLE: MEALYBUGS SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM: MY BACKYARD ON 08/03/2019 SAMPLE VIEWED AT: CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE ON 08/03/2019 STUDENTS INVOLVED: A. PRAGNA SAAHITHYA, NEHA. R, VIMARSHA RUDRESH AND AISHWARYA. R Mealybugs or Pseudococcidae are unarmoured, scaled insects found in moist, warm climates.  Mealybugs are considered pests as they feed on…

TOOTH ENAMEL

COLLEGE: CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE SAMPLE: ENAMEL OF MY DECIDUOUS TOOTH [LOWER RIGHT CANINE} SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM: MY HOUSE IN JULY, 2016 SAMPLE VIEWED AT: CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE ON 08/03/2019 STUDENTS INVOLVED: A. PRAGNA SAAHITHYA, NEHA. R, VIMARSHA RUDRESH AND AISHWARYA. R Tooth enamel is one of the four major tissues that make up…

Exhibition on Foldscope at, Dakshin Kalikata Sevasram, Kolkata, West Bengal

Dakshin Kalikata Sevasram is situated at Sarat Bose Lane, Kolkata, West Bengal. It is a home for boys belonging to the impoverished background. It was established in 1924 by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. A one-day exhibition on, “Magnify Your Curiosity Explore the Microcosmos” was organised jointly by Department Of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta and…

Microscopic world in soil and lake water

College name: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Sample : Soil along lakeside along with lake water. Sample observed at : CMR National PU College on 20/3/19 It was fascinating to observe the underwater microscopic world through foldscope. A drop of water including soil from a lake was mounted on a slide and observed under…

Hairs on Mosquitoes?

Caught in Yangon, Myanmar I saw tiny hairs on mosquitoes under foldscope. It is amazing how these tiny “hairs”, setae are covering different parts of the body. Insects generally use setae (sing: seta) to stick to surfaces and for movement. Different kinds of mosquitoes have different lengths and sizes of setae and in different part…

Workshop on Foldscope at Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search, Kolkata, West Bengal

Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata is an autonomous organization, situated at Kolkata, West Bengal. This institution has evolved as a pioneering centre for identifying and nurturing young talented students. A one- day workshop, “Magnify Your Curiosity Explore the Microcosmos” was organised by Department Of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta on 7th March…

Rhabditiform larvae

Early developmental larval stages (first and second) of soil-borne nematodes such asNecator, Ancylostoma, andStrongyloides, which precede the infectious third-stage filariform larva.

Curvularia spp.

Curvularia is a dematiaceous filamentous fungus. Most species of Curvularia are facultative pathogens of soil, plants, and cereals in tropical or subtropical areas, while the remaining few are found in temperate zones. As well as being a contaminant, Curvularia may cause infections in both humans and animals. Curvularia produces rapidly growing, woolly colonies on potato dextrose agar at 25°C….

Mucor varians

I have tried identifying the fungi, do tell me if it is correct or not

White mold with clusters of conidia in pea pods under foldscope

While opening the pea pods to take out seeds, I noted a white fur inside them. On drawing a sample and looking through foldscope, I saw intricate network of hyphae and groups of conidia clustered to them at various points. Scanning the slide thoroughly, I could see several big brown spores too. Is it the…

A water ecosystem in my home!

Being a plant lover, I have many potted plants in my balcony garden. I water them regularly and the excess water drains into trays below each pot. One day I observed some white cottony patches on the surface of the drained water from one of the pots. The patches looked very much like the downy…

Live Nauplii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TICM5uQg6PM&feature=youtu.be @Mohabad please find the video of live nauplii ..we take it in cavity slide of 2 days grown nauplii

Foldscope: Hands On Workshop cum Image Acquisition Contest

A one-day event was conducted by Centre for Nanobiotechnology, VIT Vellore, on 16 March 2019 to aware UG/PG students and faculty members about the Foldscope and its potential advantages and applications. The event was started with the journey of the invention of Foldscope from match-stick model to paper-origami based microscope development followed by initiatives taken…

Foldscope training program

One day foldscope training program on sathana vidhyalaya matric school Bala arunachala puram.tirunelveli district.tamilnadu.