Observing Drainage water sample under Foldscope

Friends, I am working to create awareness among public about the impact of unhygienic street food on health by using Foldscope. Major source of contribution to microbial contamination is the place of preparation  and sale of food and we all can see that many street food stalls are present beside the road  and open drainage…

Curious to know the name of this, Annelid

Observed a small creature in the bathroom (1 cm length) and foldscoped it, have a look at this, a little lengthy post because i felt many features are to be observed for identification     Observed its movement, the surface is slimy while it is moving.  moved forward by repeated contractions and relaxations Its anterior end Observed body segments…

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Street Food -3

In India at many places, the favourite evening snacks for many people is Panipuri . Vendors use water to prepare panipuri water which is the main ingredient of the street food.  Hence  through Folsdcope workshops trying to create awareness among students ( prime consumers of the food)and faculty about the necessity of maintaining hygiene in…

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Foldscope Orientation Workshop-11 at SRR Govt. College(A), Vijayawada

Organised Department of Biotechnology , GoI sponsored Foldscope workshop for faculty and students at SRR Government College (A) ‘Vijayawada. More than 70 participants, faculty from different colleges in Krishna District and students attended the workshop. Participants enjoyed observing onion peel, pollen, cheek cells. Inaugural session Explaining to the participants about the versatility of the Foldscope…

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Poster presentation on Foldscope

With an objective to make the students understand the assembly and usage of foldscope, students were asked to prepare posters and present their posters before other students. Here are the students observations and opinions

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Foldscope Orientation Workshop-10

Happy to share that my students are getting ready to orient school students about the usage of foldscope. One of my student Chinnari doing an extension activity on Foldscope usage for Government School kids at Takkellapadu in Guntur district on 11.09.2018. The students were really excited and observed the street food , panipuri water under…

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Foldscope Orientation Workshop-9 for students of Social Welfare Girls  Hostel, Raja Gardens, Guntur

Foldscope orientation workshop was conducted for 9th and 10th class students of Social Welfare Girls  Hostel, Raja Gardens, Guntur at Department of Zoology, Government College for Women(A), Guntur. More than 50 students who stays in the hostel participated in the workshop. The students were so excited to see plant cell ( Onion peel) and Animal cell (cheek…

#LeeuwenhoekDay- Help me to select the best foldscoped image

Competitions in Foldscoping  On occasion of LeeuwenhoekDay, Department of Zoology, Government College for Women(A), Guntur organised Competitions in Foldscoping for Zoology students. Total 12 students participated and the objective is to ignite the scientific observation and to  sharpen our pencils (or microscopes)@suggested by Manu Prakash. Methodology adopted for Competitions: Sample given: Same slide ( Blood…

Water sample from a pond

Observed water sample from a pond and could able to see Chlymydomonas, Oscillotaria and a some other organisms

Artemia- transformation from cyst to adult

Working with shrimp hatchery people and they use Artemia,  also known as brine shrimp used as live feed in shrimp hatcheries . Artemia cyst were stored in refrigirator( dormant condition) were kept in water and within 24 hrs they become active. Transformation of cyst to active form under foldscope Artemia cysts These cysts were kept in a…

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Foldscope Orientation Workshop-8 at D.K.W.Govt.College for Women,(A) Nellore along with NE Twinning Partner

One Day orientation workshop on Foldscope Assembly & Usage was conducted for Faculty and Students at D.K.W.Govt.College for Women(A), Nellore on 27.08.2018 along with my NE Foldscope twinning partner Dr.P.Vijabhaskar Reddy , Associate Professor,  from Assam Central University. More than 100 students and 20 faculty members attended the workshop, assembled the foldscopes and observed different…

Artemia Under Foldscope

Artemia,  also known as brine shrimp used as live feed in shrimp hatcheries . Artemia hatched larva were stored at 3 degrees ( dormant condition) were kept in water and within 15-20 minutes they become active. We observed the dormant stage turning into active stage.     

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Foldscope Orientation Workshop-7 at State Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kakinada for use in Shrimp Hatcheries

Foldscope Orientation Workshop was conducted on 17.08.2018 at State Institute of Fisheries Technology (SIFT) , Kakinada for personnel managing and working in Shrimp hatcheries.  The participants learnt about foldscope , assembled and really excited as they felt the tool is very useful to them in Hatcheries. In hatcheries they tried the tool to observe algal…

#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Street Food-1

Observed favourite Indian street food Panipuri Water along with my students under Foldscope and their expression is Oh My God and observed bacteria moving and many colonies like structures    

Foldscope Orientation Workshop -6 at SDM Siddardha Kalasala(A), Vijayawada

Faculty Training workshop on Fodscope Assembly and Usage was organised at Sri Durga Malleswara Siddartha Mahila Kala sala, Vijayawada on 31.07.2018. Faculty members from 10 different institutions, varying from schools, UG and PG colleges and Engineering college also participated in the workshop . Enjoyed  assembling the foldscopes and observed various permanent slides related to plants…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop -5 at SDM Siddardha Kalasala(A), Vijayawada

Foldscope Orientation workshop was conducted at Sri Durga Malleswara Siddardha Mahila Kalasala(A), Vijayawada on 17.7.18 for UG Biology students. Students felt excited and said they have visualised the theory they learnt in the class by observing the stomata, guard cells, trichome and midrib of leaf sections and perisarc, coenosarc, perisarc annuli  of Obelia colony and…

Foldscope Assembly & Usage Workshop -3 at Govt. College for Women(A), Guntur

One day  Orientation Workshop on “Foldscope Assembly and Usage” sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India was conducted on 13.07.2018 at Government College for Women(A) , Guntur to create awareness on Foldscope for faculty and PG students. 40 faculty members from the following 10 colleges and 20 PG students from GCW(A), Guntur participated…

workshop on Assembly and usage of Foldscope -2 at Government Degree College for Men, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh

One day workshop on Assembly and usage of Foldscope was conducted for faculty and students at. Government Degree College for Men, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh on 28.06.2018 to create awareness  on Foldscope.     The workshop was organised by Dr.Linga Raju, Department of Biotechnology, Assam University, Dr. Tulasi, Department of Zoology, Govt. College for Women, Guntur and Sri….

Worm with Hooks at Both Ends

Observed  a worm having hook like structures at anterior and posterior ends in the water sample, appears slender , a nematode like organism, Give your views

Mango Juice – II ( Comparing Fresh and softened Mango Juice)

Observed fresh and softened ( may be pressed during transport or over ripening ?) mango juice under foldscope and amazed to see bacteria and fungal spores in both and more in softened one. I repeated the experiment again and again without adding any water ( to confirm the presence of bacteria and fungus are not…

Mango juice

Attempted to observe the softened part of the Mango (while transport or some other reason may be), Took the pulp of the softened part of the mango, prepared water sample, filtered it and observed under Foldscope. I could see many bacteria and Fungal spores like structures. have a look