Our manuscript published by Mycological Progress journal

Hey guys! Find our article entitled “Analysis of phytopathogenic fungi isolated from some important crop plants using morpho-molecular tools—Foldscope and ITS region sequencing” published by Mycological progress journal. Ours is the first report wherein phytopathogenic fungi from broccoli, gerbera, guava, okra, and orange as host plants have been successfully identified with the Foldscope as a…

My first sample

These are the images of bacteria on my hand after going out playing

Outer and inner onion epidermises – stained at home!

The first time I sampled an onion peel was a bit different from the introductory experiment in a biology textbook (I observed the outer epidermis, without staining it). Till now I haven’t been able to get the same “3D” effect again (https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=197449), but today’s observations were equally beautiful! This time, I observed and compared the…

#EarthDay Plant Box Treasures

In celebration of #EarthDay, our youngsters headed outside to our plant boxes. We do not have open grounds since we live in the city but this did not stop them from enjoying the little treasures outside. #Kalachuchi #FoldscopePhilippines #foldscope #foldscopePH # #CitSci #CitizenScience #7lakesscience #7lakescistizenscience #7lakescitizenscientists #7lakescitizenscientiststeam

Tag: #EarthDay

Happy Earth Day! I’d like to share some Foldscope images from our garden. Hope you like them!

Spores, pollen, wonder and more

This is a documentation of two intended samples and one hitch-hiked sample, all very different from each other yet peacefully inhabiting the same square foot habitat. Plus one bonus sample at the end! When I first learnt about fern spores, I was intrigued by how an entire plant grew out of a microscopic grain, and…

Lilac Closeup

I examined three purple spring flowers in my yard (tulip, lilac, wild violet) expecting them to look similar at the cellular level. I was surprised how different they looked! Here is a picture of the lilac. Please see my other posts for pictures of the other flowers.

Tulip Closeup

I examined three purple spring flowers in my yard (tulip, lilac, wild violet) expecting them to look similar at the cellular level. I was surprised how different they looked! Here is a picture of the tulip. Please see my other posts for pictures of the other flowers.

Wild Violets in My Yard

I examined three purple spring flowers in my yard (tulip, lilac, wild violet) expecting them to look similar at the cellular level. I was surprised how different they looked! Here is a picture of the wild violet. What are the little alien-like tentacles? See my other posts for pictures of the other flowers.

Foldscope Raffle for Earth Day!

On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day! Celebrate with us by participating in our Foldscope BioBlitz  – you can win a Foldscope! A BioBlitz is a fun activity where you observe and identify living things near you. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends – just remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing!…

Coupling hack for large phone cameras and iPhone focus shaking

I always had a few problems while taking photos of observations under my Foldscope. One was that the magnetic coupler hole is way too small to fix onto any phone camera without blocking some part of the camera. Another was the black circle around an observation, and the field of view would become considerably smaller….

some leaves

these cabbage leaves are from my garden and i think it looks so cool!

my sweater and shoe

sample from the sleeve of my school sweater sample from the bottom of my shoe

A Camera-shy Tardigrade!

My first tardigrade – and a surprise at that. I looked into my Foldscope, and, without panning or focusing, the first thing that I saw was a slightly blurred, but recognisable little creature! Yesterday I scraped off some lichens from two trees on my street. I think they were the same kind of lichens; they…

I celebrate Earth Day with Foldscope

I went to my garden and in 1 meter i collect lot of sample. Like,dry leaf, leaf,soil,ant etc. My garden picture. My fold scope Dry leaf Sample Leaf Sample Soil sample Foldscope is amazing and cool thing. I can see which what would not see in my normal eye. Foldscope is the best thing. Thank…