Leg of a spider.

The bamboo like structute shown in the image is an image of spider’s leg viewed under foldscope.

Yeast Cells

Yeast is a living organism. It can be used to make bread and alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine. Different species of yeast may cause infections such as thrush. Yeast consists of single cells. They are smaller than animal and plant cells, but slightly larger than bacteria.

Xylem and Phloem of a Monocot Plant

Dicot stems have their vascular bundles in a ring arrangement. Monocot stems have most of their vascular bundles near the outside edge of the stem. … Monocot roots, interestingly, have their vascular bundles arranged in a ring. Dicot roots have their xylem in the center of the root and phloem outside the xylem.

Antennae of male mosquito

Mosquitoes use their antennae as movement receivers that respond to oscillations of air particles within the insects’ surroundings. The brush-like male antennae are sensitive to sound waves, particularly to those of the frequency of the wingbeat of females; so when a male midge ‘hears’ a female with his antennae, he flies towards the source of…

Hair follicle

The base of the hair follicle is called the bulb. The hair bulb contains the actual hair producing part (tissue) known as the Dermal Papilla. The Dermal Papillae connects with the blood vessels to draw the nutrients for hair growth.

Elodea plant cell

This Elodea leaf cell exemplifies a typical plant cell. It has a nucleus, and a stiff cell wall which gives the cell its box-like shape. The numerous green chloroplasts allow the cell to make its own food (by photosynthesis). The central vacuole takes up most of the volume of the cell. It is transparent, but…

Observing Microscopic Stem Hair

Trichomes are fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens, and certain protists. They are of diverse structure and function.

Exploring the flora of a Botanical garden

With an aim of exploring nature using foldscope, a nature walk was organized by GGDSD College, Chandigarh. On 13th September, 2018, we were taken for a visit to the P.U botanical garden.  This beautiful garden is taken care by Botany department of Panjab University, Chd. On reaching the garden, we were greeted by the calm…

Psyllium husk (Ispaghula)

Psyllium husk is used to increase dietary fibre. Met analyses show it is of benefit for irritable bowel syndrome and decreasing LDL cholesterol. It is also of benefit in improving blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes mellitus.. Here are some images showing psyllium husk with polarized light, plane polarized light and a short video…

Protozoa in healthy Rumen Vs Rumen acidosis

Rumen acidosis is a serious condition by which there is a drastic decrease in the pH of the rumen in cattle. Rumen lactic acidosis develops in ruminants that have ingested large amounts of feed rich in carbohydrates. It results in the production of large quantities of Volatile fatty acids (VFA) and lactic acid, thereby decreasing…