Interaction of Nematode with food substrate

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:  Nematoda Commonly known as:  Roundworm Commonly found in: Marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments. Mobility:  S-shaped motility Nematodes are transparent, size ranges from millimetre to centimeter that is easily visible to human eye, elongated cylindrical in shape without segmentation and outer layer is made of elastic cuticle which sheds four times during its…

Interactions of Water mite

Scientific name:   Hydrachna species Phylum:  Arthropoda Subphylum:  Chelicerata  Class:  Arachnida Order: AcarinaFamily:  Hydrachenellae Commonly known as: Water mite Commonly found in:  slow moving streams Mobility:   Motile Reproduction:  Sexual reproduction Water mite is a zooplankton, size ranges from 2-7mm, often bright in color to attract or warn predators or for mating purposes. Adult water mites…

Hiding of Rotifers

Phylum:  Class:   Eurotatoria Order:  Bdelloidea Commonly known as:  Wheel or whirling animals Commonly found in:  Brackish or marine habitats, still water such as lake bottom, in soil, or on mosses. Mobility: Sessile (immobile) Reproduction: Sexually or parthenogeneic. Rotifers are planktonic, size ranges from 1mm-3mm and may have different body shapes such as sac-shaped, spherical, cylindrical, wide…

Exploring!

Date: 20th Jun 2018Place: Life Science Lab, St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), MumbaiDescription: My first few Foldscope images! Exploring was fun! I looked at a plant leaf that I picked on my way to college, some soil from the college garden and a run-away thread from my cotton dress. Observations:The leaf section was too thick and…