Copepods – crustaceans-aquatic life

Copepods are tiny crustaceans, less than a couple millimeters long and barely visible to the naked eye. They are natural enemies of the first and second instar (the smallest sizes) of mosquito larvae. The copepods attack and eat larvae, but can also survive on other food sources in water, so they will live for long...

Zoo plankton bebaviour

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Two day workshop on Foldscope @ GGDSD College

We are indebted to students for their efforts  and inputs to the foldscope training workshop to make it happen just after finishing their mid semester exams, and dispersing for a short break. In the series of workshops conducted under foldscope project, A two day workshop was held @ GGDSD College Chandigarh on 9th – 10th…

Determination of leaf pigments by using UV-Visible Spectroscopy and leaf structures of Medicinal Plants by using Folds-cope: An Innovative Research Tools.

Leaf pigment content provides a valuable information about the physiological performance of leaves. We have determined pigments in the leaves of Ficus religiosa (Peepal), Azadirachta Indica (Neem) and Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulsi) by using UV-Visible spectroscopy and leaf structures of two medicinal plants (Tinospora cordifolia, Origanum majorana) with folds-cope. The images have been taken by connecting…

Ants Observed Under Foldscope

Ants Observed Under Foldscope.Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the Cretaceous period, about 140 million years ago, and diversified after the rise of flowering plants.

Insect wings under foldscope

Insects were trapped near a light post during #IISF2018, Lucknow. One small insect was mounted with the help of tap on a paper slid and observed using foldscope.

Amazing explorations of a flowering weed on my rooftop

A weed was seen growing on my rooftop. It was a succulent plant with linear leaves. All the flowers except one had fertilized giving rise to seeds. The single flower that was seen had not opened up. It was deep pink and I teased it to observe its pollen under foldscope. The seeds were small…

Fibers from Nature -5 (seed dispersal fibers)

  The more we explore, the more fascinating things are revealed. The fibers seen in a weed could be so amazing and strongly woven is beyond imagination. Foldscopy of a weed with its seed entangled in a tuft of cottony fibres  is wonderful. Probably the fibers aid in seed dispersal. The details of this exploration…