Entodinium yunnense in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infectionin cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium yunnense was identified using Foldscope. Morphology of Entodinium yunnense is ellipsoidal and it is found in the rumen of cattle.

Few species found in the Erdre river – Nantes (France)

On this video, two things looks to me very interesting. First the fact that this Rotifer (?) is attached to a Daphnia (cf. post : Inside the eye of a Daphnia). The second one is the sort of ball attached to this Rotifer, any idea ? This Copepode is interestingly covered by what looks to…

VARIOUS PARTS OF A FISH

STUDENT NAME: Keenisha Kannan COLLEGE/SCHOOL: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. SPECIMEN: Roho labeo fish SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 2nd July 2019 On 2nd July I observed various parts of a fish I purchased from a nearby shop. Under the foldscope I observed the minute details of each…

Enoploplastron in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa present in rumen fluid under the genus Enoploplastron was identified using Foldscope. Enoploplastron is elongated, slightly ellipsoidal in shape.

Epidinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Epidinium is a rumen ciliate, present in large numbers in cattle fed with high starch diets.

What makes tomatoes red?

Hello all,Did you know, the tomato and cherries get the colour on their skin by different ways ? Here is our experiment and its immediate replication. The power of foldscope and social media. On a rainy Sunday evening.. Deepak’s daughter suddenly decided to do some foldscope experiments. After a few random stints, they stumbled on…

MORE ABOUT ANT’S

COLLEGE NAME : CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE ,ITPL ABOUT THE SAMPLE : SCIENTIFIC NAME: Formicidae(ANT)                               DATE OF COLLECTION: 23/06/2019, LYING UNDER THE LEAF OF LEMON TREE.                                DATE OF OBSERVATION: 24/06/2019, IN THE BIOLOGY LAB USING A FOLDSCOPE. STUDENTS INVOLVED : VISHAL AVINASH , “XI” A ,                                          CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE,ITPL.                                               THE ANT WAS PLACED ON…

The Stuff of life – Vitamin B12

The red crystals are Vitamin B12, which we need for DNA synthesis and myelination of our nerve fibres. Vitamin B12, or Cobalamin, has a Cobalt group which gives this characteristic red color

Eudiplodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen Protozoa under the genus Eudiplodinium was identified using foldscope.

Ostrachodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –” Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen Protozoa under the genus Ostrachodinium was identified using Foldscope. Ostrachodinium is having one large skeletal plate of board shaped and three contractile vacuoles between macronucleus and left body wall. Body ends with large lobe. It is found in the…

CONIDIA OF FUSARIUM

Conidia of Fusarium sp. in maize, sample found in the maize tassel at ICAR-NOFRI Gangtok, Sikkim

Diplodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Rumen fluid was collected from a healthy cow. Smear was prepared with one drop of rumen fluid, stained with methyl green and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium was identified. Morphology of Diplodinium is large rounded body, thick…

Observation of Parthenium weed- anther and leaf

College : CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bengaluru Sample: Parthenium hysterophorus Site of sample collection: University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Date of Collection: 18 June 2019 Date of Observation: 21 June 2019 Students involved: Malavika Rajesh, Ramya Nambiar, , Gopika Anil, Shwetha Santhosh Parthenium hysterophorus is a noxious weed in America, Asia, Africa and Australia….

Moss under Foldscope

College – CMR National PU College, ITPL,Bangalore Sample- Mosss growing on a wall at University of Agricultural Sciences, collected on 18/6/19 Sample observed at CMR National PU College on 21/6/19 by II PUC students On our trip to the University of Agricultural Sciences, we observed moss plants growing on walls of one of the premises…

Visit to University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

College- CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Students of II PUC visited the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore on 18 th June as a part of foldscope project. The University Campus is a wonderful amalgamation of green cover and modern amenities and facilities. We visited the Department of Horticulture where we were explained the process…

Stamen- With pollen inside pollen sacs

I recently came across a flower, with pink petals, and a conical strcuture as the central whorl full of small and minute stamen. I couldnt pluck the flower, but using the forceps, I took out a bunch of stamen. I observed distinctly the filament, and also while observing the anther, I saw certain portions with…

Filamentous Algae from an artificial pond

I recently was exploring a Herbal Garden maintained by the municipal corporation near my home. It has a small lotus pond, which blooms for some part of the year. I found filamentous layers of certain algae near the surface and I picked a small sample from them. I made a slide out of it, and…

Tomopteris

Tomopteris is a marine planktonic group of polychaete worms. They are very common in all they oceans and seas, many of them living in the deep-sea. All of these tomopteris species emit blue light, called luminescence. Tomopteris helgolandica emits also a yellow light. All Tompteris are transparant . It feeds on other plankton members. (…

Fungus grown on bark

I came across this fungus growing on dead bark of betel nut tree. I picked few fungus, observed there and then using paper slide and cello-tape which I carry in my foldscope kit. I collected the bark sample to prepare the slide of the fungus using Lactophenol blue stain for identification.

VOLVOX

Spherical colonies of bright green Volvox cells rotate in unison

#IRTC- FOLDSCOPE

Introduced Foldscope for Trainees, KILA- Training Programme on Waste Management for Urban Local bodies.

Translation of Foldscope Instructions in Tamil

Learning in local language is easier and makes the learner independent. Foldscope being a frugal innovation it needs to be taken to the mass. Language should not be a barrier for the user. Especially for the young minds, understanding in their own language makes them explore and think beyond. Our Foldscope team lead by Dr.Uthra...