Fungus grown on bark

I came across this fungus growing on dead bark of betel nut tree. I picked few fungus, observed there and then using paper slide and cello-tape which I carry in my foldscope kit. I collected the bark sample to prepare the slide of the fungus using Lactophenol blue stain for identification.

Freshwater organism- Seed Shrimp

Many different species of Seed Shrimp live in vernal pools. They come in many colors. They have a single eye. The body of a Seed Shrimp is protected by two shells that form its carapace. The carapace resembles a seed, so they are called Seed Shrimp. The body inside the carapace is short with two…

Crab shell

I tried to observe sand bubbler crab shell through Foldscope which i found in sand. I observed it in almost no light.

Obelia colony

Obelia is a marine colony of hydroid organisms. Each colony of Obelia consists of a horizontal thread-like root called hydrorhiza which is attached to a weed or any substratum ,Obelia is a marine colony of hydroid organisms.


An amoeba, is a term generally used to describe a single celled eukaryotic organism that has no definate shape and that moves by means of pseudopodia. Pseudopodia or pseudopods are temporary projections of the cell and the word literally means “false feet”. The cell uses the pseudopodia as a means of locomotion. The plural of amoeba is…

Segments and setae of earthworms

                      Earthworm is a segmented worm; a terrestrial invertebrate belonging to the phylum Annelida.  Earthworms have a tube-like arrangement or cylindrical shaped and reddish-brown segmented body. The body consists of S-shaped setae, which help in locomotion in the earthworm. Setae are present in each segment except in the first,…


Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Dandruff isn’t contagious or serious. Dandruff itself is not a fungus, although it is caused by the presence of a naturally occurring fungus, Malassesia globosa Dandruff is caused as this fungus breaks down oils on your scalp called sebum. This process produces…