Pollen grains of different flowers

Today students came to Agastya they said that when they  are collecting different flowers near home, they saw some small dust particles are fallen, then they questioned to us, what is that we said that they are pollen grains, can we see the pollen grains with different flowers, then said that curiously and in knee interest we want to see the pollen grains of different flowers in fold scope, like Heart case(December), Balsam, Bougainvillea, Touch me not flowers.

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Dear @Akshatha,
    What a wonderful exploration. I am particularly interested in knowing if “touch me not” flowers also have any kind of touch response. It would be very interesting to image closely the cells of “touch me not” leaves to see how they actually actuate – sense touch and close down. What do you think?

    Also; I want to mention a great resource by another Foldscope super user – Laks; with the help of kids in his community and other Foldscope users – he has created the largest database of pollen images I am aware of. See here: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=4186

    You will get a lot of inspiration and tricks for getting photos of pollen as well.

    Keep exploring
    Manu

  2. laksiyer says:

    Dear @Akshatha,
    Fantastic! I could put your images in the database if you take pictures of the polle and petal cells as in the database. Use the scale provided in the kit to calibrate your camera.

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