Floating plant from Loktak Lake, Manipur

College name : CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Item observed: Floating plant from Loktak lake, Manipur Date of Collection: 2/12/18 On our visit to the biodiversity hotspot Loktak lake in Manipur, we observed several floating plants around the phumdis of the lake. We collected a small plant part from one of the floating plants…

Lichen form Imphal

COLLEGE NAME: CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE, ITPL, BANGALORE SAMPLE COLLECTED : LICHEN FROM A TREE TRUNK IN IMPHAL DATE OF COLLECTION: 1/12/18 On our visit to Imphal, we observed lichens growing on tree trunks. We collected a sample to observe the symbiotic association of the phycobiont and mycobiont under foldscope. The lichen was Crustose Lichen…

Tutorial on Spore prints of mushrooms

Spore prints – These are made by the many microscopic spores falling from the mushroom, leaving a photographic impression. Significance – Each mushroom forms a characteristic pattern, so useful in identification and also a source of obtaining clean and homogenous spores for mushroom cultivation. Methodology: Pick out a mature mushroom Remove the stem so that…

Aquatic Fern found at Loktak Lake, Manipur

Student Name: Anjali Manoj College/School: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. Specimen: Salvinia sp. Specimen collected from: Loktak Lake, Manipur  on 2nd December, 2018 Specimen observed at:  CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 7th December, 2018 On the 2nd of December, I had collected a leaf and root hair of floating aquatic plant specimen near one…

SLUG CATERPILLAR FOUND IN MULBERRY GARDEN

Slug caterpillars ( Class Limacodidae; Order Lepidoptera) Slug caterpillars seem more fantasy than reality. They are rivalled only by the prominents in the diversity of their form, colours. Anterior end possessing three pairs of elongate, subdorsal lobes each bearing numerous stinging spines; posterior end with two pairs of elongated subdorsal lobes. Sides with shallow depressions…

Is this a Bdelloid Rotifer ? 1

Observed an organism in water sample and amazed to observe such a tiny creature , thanks to Foldscope. Dear Manu Prakash, as suggested by you it may be Rotifer, i sat with the sample again could able to find similar one and recorded its movement in detail. attaching the videos without editing , may be…

BARK OF TREE

NAME-DEEPTHI MARIA B SCHOOL-CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE ITEM-BARK OF TREE DESCRIPTION-On our visit to Imphal we visited the DM College which recently became one of the state universities of Manipur.We collected a part of the bark of a tree located in the premises of their college.When observed under the foldscope we see a grid forming…

LEAF OF A WHITE WILD FLOWER

NAME-DEEPTHI MARIA B SCHOOL-CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE ITEM-LEAF FROM A WHITE WILD FLOWER DESCRIPTION-On our visit to Imphal we happen to see different types of plants. One of the samples that we collected from around the Loktak lake is a white wild flower. When we observed the leaves of this plant under the foldscope we…

IDENTIFICATION OF DIFFERENT SPECIES OF APHIDS BY OBSERVING UNDER FOLDSCOPE

Aphids are small(about 1mm), soft-bodied, sap-sucking insects and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea,  family – Aphididae. Some species feed on only one type of plant(monophagous) , while others are generalists, colonising many plant groups (Polyphagous) . Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants  and cause huge loss in agricultural productivity ….

Spoilage of dairy products

Milk cream samples obtained from a dairy showed fungal growth. On foldscoping the sample, sporangia were observed on long sporangiophores. The fungal hyphae had grown extensively to form a mat- like structure. Is it a fungal biofilm ? This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Moldy growth on carrot during storage

Post-harvest losses of vegetables and fruits due to fungal growth during storage lead to heavy losses to farmers financially. I collected a sample of carrot from vegetable market which had fungal growth on it. On observing through a foldscope, I could make out black moldy growth and interwoven hyphae. This post is open to read…

Vorticella

observed vorticella  with foldscope