Plant cells with chloroplasts

I made a slide with Portulacaria afra slices. The Afrikaans name for this plant is ‘Spekboom’ which translates to bacon tree. It does not look like bacon at all. Elephants loves this plant. The chloroplasts are clearly visible.

Kitchen crystals

Today, we stay home while care workers figth coronavirus. We don’t need to go out looking for science, in our kitchens it is very easy. Sugar ( Stevia and sucrose) and different types of salt (pink, smoked and the common) look amazing on foldscope. I recommend look a lot of things like vegetables, fruits stuff….

Surgical Mask

I was looking at a surgical mask that my father uses whenever he goes to get household supplies. I cut a piece from the corner and discovered there were three layers: On visual examination I found that the layers were as follows: The outermost layer was green, and the inner two were white. The middle…

my skin

as i was cutting my nails but then I cut a little bit of my skin by accident and then put it in my foldscope. it looks intresting so this is my skin.

dragon fly wing

Gross but cool! I found a dead dragon fly cut its wings and put it in my foldscope.

Medical mask

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Rotifer from balcony water tank

Today we looked at the little water tank on my balcony in Dresden, Germany. Since few weeks, green algae started living in the water tank so we thought we might find some more… we found this little rotifer in there, amazing to see the speed it sucks algae in and see the movement of its…

Wonder-worms in a pedestal pond

One fine spring morning, my nephew called me to show something ‘interesting’ in a pedestal pond in our housing society. When I reached there, I saw a beautiful lotus blooming and some dry lotus leaves around (they looked curled up or folded). It seemed that they were being stitched together to make a home… wonder…

Sound gross but magnificent!

This looks like a ball. But it is actually my earwax. I just get my foldscope today and I try to see my earwax. It looks dirty but if you use your foldscope it is beautiful. Try at home👍 .

Ant Mandible & Legs

When I first caught this ant I was curious to see if I could capture a good image of the little leg. I was so surprised to get a good image of the mandible and even more surprised to see it was moving! I am a teacher at home from school during school closures in…

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Onion feel very magnified view

Foldscope raffle

Encontrei em casa durante a quarentena um local repleto de Rotíferos, um protozoa microscópico multicelular com vários órgãos inclusive Cérebro! É interessante ver o vórtice realizado pelos cílios que faz as partículas se moverem até a sua boca bonitinha 💞. Visto no microscópio de papel Foldscope, zoom digital com aumento total de 476x.

Maggots and Fungi: A Tale of Quarantine time Exploration

Sitting at home has given us a fresh opportunity to look at our homes with a different lens. While rummaging through my garden, I found that my mother had tried to plant a tomato plant in a pot. The tomato pulp present in the pot was undergoing decay and dessication by fungi, and insect larvae…

Microscopic view: An Internal Structure of Head Lice

Head lice are wingless insects spending their entire life on human scalps and feeds human blood for its growth of life. This particular article shows the internal structure of Head lice images captured from the Delux kit of the foldable microscope. This article shows the images of head lice captured from the foldable microscope by…

Microscopic view of Red Ant

The images of the red ant which was covered by students of 9th class under the foldscope kit to get more interest inside the microscopic world.

Call for a Foldscope community – Global Action Mask Taskforce!

Dear Foldscope community, Here is a request for all foldscope users – as the markets are flooded with different masks and citizens across the world are struggling to figure out what is good and bad; let’s self organize to share and teach – find as many different kind of masks and document the pore size…

Foldoscoping on the day of Janata Curfew

what better way to celebrate the Janata Curfew inside the home? During the day of Janata curfew to destroy the Carona virus from India, Prime minister Narendra Modi started a journey on 22 March 2020. To celebrate this event we students with Ms. Sri Lakshmi, Ms. Purandarswari under the guidance of Dr. Vemuri srs Praveen…

Water currents in the microcosmos

Watching different water samples under the Foldscope, I was fascinated by the variety of constantly active minute organisms, each with their unique ways of capturing food. Their feeding process, driven by tiny cilia, creates competing water currents on a single glass slide. Each minute animal makes its own whirlpool to suck food into its mouth…

How does an N95 mask protect against pathogens?

The mask is composed of 4 layers, the bottom being the layer most exposed to external environments. They are bonded together on the exterior. Inner layers are often treated with metal ions which interact with viral particles to trap them inside. These masks are rated to trap most particles (95%) that are larger than 300µm….

Trichome Spree #1

Dear All, Hope you are doing good! I don’t know how to start this post without addressing the elephant in the room – the tiny corona virus that has lead to a pandemic of the COVID-19 infection. A lot of us are either self isolated, have someone who is in isolation or are just worried…

Hibiscus Stem (Dicot) under-Foldscope and Compound microscope.

Growth in plants occurs in two ways: primary and secondary. Primary growth causes the plant to grow in length, both below and above the ground, due to the apical meristems that are actively dividing into these regions. Secondary growth causes the plant to grow in width due to the presence of lateral meristems or cambium layer which actively…