Wings of Dragonfly

Dragonfly wings possess great stability and high load-bearing capacity during flapping flight, glide, and hover. The wings of dragonflies are mainly composed of veins and membranes, a typical nanocomposite material. The veins and membranes have a complex design within the wing that give rise to whole-wing characteristics which result in dragonflies being supremely versatile, maneuverable fliers. The…

Turmeric with movie

Inspired by others in the microcosmos, I too looked at turmeric and made a little clip with polarizers. It appears as though the pigmented material is localized in certain areas.

Unfolding the Foldscope Saphale Village 5th Aug 2018 NSS Unit, KCCollege

Coordinated by the KCCollege, NSS Unit, PO Dr.Satish Kolte we knitted together students from Balvarg to 12th Science and Arts. In Saphale village Karwel Pada and Patilpada Balwadi, the children enjoyed the view through a hand held microscope. A gadget which was light, didnt scare them, they could touch n feel, best viewed in sunlight…

Video: Human head lice digesting blood in gut

Human head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are obligatory parasites which spend their entire lives on the human scalp, feeding on human blood. As head lice are wingless, they cannot fly, and their short, stumpy legs render them incapable of jumping too. When they have found an appropriate site to feed, they puncture the skin with their mouthparts, inject…

Elytra of Rice Weevil and Pulse Beetle Adults

Morphostructure in Fore Wing of Rice Weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) -1 Morphostructure in Fore Wing of Pulse Beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis) - 6 Morphostructure in Fore Wing of Pulse Beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis) - 5 Morphostructure in Fore Wing of Pulse Beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis) - 4 Morphostructure in Fore Wing of Pulse Beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis) - 3 Morphostructure...

First attempt – Wasp Wing

Name(required) Email(required) Website Message My foldscope arrived today and my first subject was the wing of a wasp I have previously photographed. I couldn't get the foldscope to attach to my phone properly and so used my new canon 65mm macro lens to capture this still - showing what looks like fibres, hooks and hairs...

Chrysanthemum Daisy

Are the cells uniformed throughout a Chrysanthemum daisy petal? The first image depicts the tip of a Chrysanthemum daisy petal. The cells are overlapping. They seem to lose their shape. The second image depicts the middle of a Chrysanthemum daisy petal. The cell shapes are more defined, and they are not overlapping. The third image…

Aphis gossypii (Common Cotton Aphid)

Name of Institution: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore. Student’s Name: Anjali Manoj Specimen Observed:  Aphis gossypii (Common Cotton Aphid)                                                                  On the 24th of July, I,…

Black Ants

Observed  a Black  Ant under Foldscope.We have observed a ant’s  head ,their antennas,legs and other parts of their body.  

Testa Texture in Host Seeds of Rice Weevil and Pulse Beetle

Testa Texture in Seed of Zea mays (Maize) Testa Texture in Seed of Vigna radiata (Green gram) Testa Texture in Seed of Arachis hyogaea (Ground nut ) Testa Texture in Seed of Cicer arietinum (Chick pea) Testa Texture in Seed of Triticum aestivum (Wheat) Testa Texture in Seed of Vigna mungo (Black gram)

Pollen Grains

Viewing of Pollen Grains Of Hibiscus under Foldscope.

Plants in IISER Tirupati

This is a famous spike inflorescence in south India. It is quite common near the campus of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research present in Tirupati. The name of the plant is Amaranthus. These are a kind of inflorescence in which the flowers are sessile meaning does not contain any peduncle. It is also…