‘Pollen world of plants’-3

African marigold is one of the species of marigold genus.It’s scientific name is Tagetes erectus.It is also known as Mexican marigold.It is a bisexual flower having both stamen and carpel.It belongs to family Asteraceae and has racemose head inflorescense.Stamen is present inside the staminal tube and are 3 in number.Synantherous condition is seen here.Stigma is…

‘Pollen world of plants’-2

Portulaca plant is also called as rose moss.It is grown as ornamental plant.Main feature of this plant is that it is having fleshy leaves,stem and branches.It is a dicot plant.Here i observed the pollens of this plant. This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

‘Pollen world of plants’-1

Flowers are the organs of sexual reproduction in flowering plants.Their biological world is astonishing.The sexual reproduction is carried out by sexual organs called stamen(male sex organ) and carpel(female sex organ)in them.These sexual structures produces gametes which fertilize during sexual reproduction producing zygote.The stamen consists of anther and filament.The anther is also called microsporangium where microspores…

Endosperm cells from green coconut

In sizzling heat of summers, I relish coconut water the most to keep myself hydrated.  Coconut water is a natural, fat-free drink. Low in sugars and calories, it is rich in essential electrolytes and vitamins. This refreshing beverage is consumed worldwide as it is nutritious and beneficial for health. There is increasing scientific evidence that…

Hydrated Rosa leaf’s By Aditi

Cooling  the heat , this rain cleared the view of  nature Enlighting life with  beauty. The  smoothing voice of rain captured the vacuum, the drizzle droplets cleaning the land and soul of nature.

Magnificent world of butterflies-3

Plain tiger butterfly is a  commonly seen butterfly in Nangal region and it is in abundance here.During my field visit ,i collected  wing  of this butterfly which was lying on the ground and observed it under foldscope. This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Lappet moth cocoon

In march 2018, i saw this cocoon attached to one of the rods of our grill gate.And on the next day, i saw  a big moth present over this cocoon.I searched on google and came to know that it is a rose myrtle lappet moth.I waited for this cocoon to hatch.After three months(in may),i found…

Cryptococcus

Cryptococcus – negative stained and heat fixed – courtesy Dr. Jayapradha and Sudharshan

small insects in nuts

A Bottle of nuts was left unattended by me for few days. when I opened its lid, it was full of tiny insects I just picked one of it and foldscoped it. The pest was about 3-4 mm long and has a brown, flat body.                      …

Garter snake scale

I found the shed skin of a gartersnake which had been exposed to the elements for at least 2 weeks.  The "scale" is from the body and at the right you can see a bit of the pattern of it.  With polarizer movie you can see a bit of the pattern better, but it looks...

Pigeon feather

While looking for butterflies in the Nangal region, I got interested in pigeons. A lot many could be found near my place. I picked up a small, light weighted, delicate, silky, fluffy feather to look under a foldscope and saw beautiful cross fibres that I am sharing.  

Polarized Pseudoscorpion!!

Hello everyone! What do you think of when you hear the word Scorpion? Maybe something that you should stay miles away from!! Today I have a for you a Pseudoscorpion! You may think that these are close relatives of the dreadful scorpions but nope, these are actually more closely related to Arachnids! And to answer…

An ant to begin with

I am a commerce graduate. Seeing my friends (from GGDSD @ Chandigarh peeping through this binocular like thing called Foldscope, I made an attempt at fixing an ant from the kitchen shelf and viewing the creature. It was my first attempt and I was amazed how a folding paper can give you an insight into…

Fibers from Nature -2 (Spider silk)

In the corner of my house, I spotted a web. Fixed it on a slide using a cellotape and viewed it through the Foldscope. I was astonished as it revealed the facts about it as a fiber material. The spotted spider web  A spiderweb commonly found in all house hold as a dreaded thing can…

Mosquito larva under Foldscope

Mosquitoes passed through four distinct stages during their lives: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The eggs hatch in water, becoming mosquito larvae called “wigglers.” A mosquito larva looks like a small hairy worm. Eye development in mosquito larva Trunk development in mosquito larva

And There is much to be done…… Back_To_Work by Abhi

Brahminy Starling, one of the beautiful and hardworking creature on this earth. Hopefully Now M feeling happy and like a nature Lover bcoz explored and learnt name of so many birds the couple of days back, made me just gland. I feel like she is saying,”There’s much to dô but from where to start,  has…

In the meantime lets sit and give a pose: Nature’s ♥ by Abhi

Well,  we find the major similarity among us and monkeys.  When saw that in my friend’s wall,  without thinking posted here so that it could reach the more people. If I’m not wrong then whenever see it,  I think like the leisure time is the best one and especially the one with the group of…

A Day in TIFR

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 Sharada Haritha Foldscope ID Numbers: 000207EAA812, 00020CD0BE1C, 000284DDDE15, 00020E40738C, 0002050BFFDF, 000246BEACDD, 00020F8783D5, 00024E2E4719, 00022A696A85, 0002236629B9, 00026F864341, 00022E951CC1, 0002068A5D50, 0002E06E7868, 00024A310B26, 000275D93994, 00022A6964FC, 0002110CFC29, 000227DB1712, 00022656B03D, 0002976B2C1C, 00026E3A1B01.

Observation of pollen grains in Hibiscus

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 We observed the pollen grains of Hibiscus rosasinensis, which belongs to Malvaceae family. The pollen grains are very clear and olive yellow in colour. The surface of pollen colporate (having apertures which combine a rounded pore and a groove) having numerous round tip spines. E. Sreenivas (JL in…