Touch me not plant

College : CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bengaluru Sample: touch me not plant Site of sample collection: University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Date of Collection: 18 June 2019 Date of Observation: 21 June 2019 Students involved: Gopika Anil, Malavika Rajesh, Ramya Nambiar, Shwetha Santhosh Description:- Mimosa pudica also called sensitive plant, sleepy plant, action plant, Dormilones, touch-me not, shameplant, zombie…

Exoskeleton of a beetle

College: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bengaluru Sample: Beetle Site of sample collection: CMR National PU College, ITPL Date of Collection: 19 February 2019 Date of Observation: 19 February 2019 Students involved: Gopika Anil, Shwetha Santhosh and Ramya Nambiar Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: ArthropodaClass: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Description:- With more than a million species, which greatly vary from each other in taxonomic relatedness,…

Two different samples of ragi

Names: Shwetha Santhosh, Gopika Anil and Ramya Nambiar. College: CMR National PU college, ITPL campus, Bangalore. Item observed: Ragi (two different samples). Description:- SAMPLE 1 “The sample 1 of ragi taken was coarse when compared to the second sample. This is primarily a powder food, made out of Ragi grain. It is finger millet powder.”…

Auramine-O

Name: Ramya Nambiar College: CMR National PU college, ITPL campus, Bangalore Item observed: Auramine O Description:- Auramine-O is a diarylmethane dye used as a fluorescent stain. In its pure form it is very soluble in water and in ethanol. When viewed under the foldscope, it appears as yellow needle crystals. It is a hydrochloride and…

Fly ash

Name: Ramya Nambiar College: CMR National PU college, ITPL campus, Bangalore Item observed: Fly ash Description:- Fly ash is produced by the burning of powdered coal and other materials. All fly ash includes substantial amounts of silicon dioxide (both amorphous and crystalline), aluminium oxide (Al2O3) and calcium oxide (CaO). It also has unburnt carbon. ­ When…

Magnetic nanoparticles

Name: Ramya Nambiar College: CMR National PU college, ITPL campus, Bangalore Item observed: Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) Description:- ­Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles are extremely small particles that gets separated and is attracted to magnet even when in water. This is mainly due to its super paramagnetic properties. These particles are kept in about 100mL of water.  These are also…

Erythrosine

­Name: Ramya Nambiar College: CMR National PU college, ITPL Bangalore Item observed: Erythrosine Description:- Erythrosine, also known as Red No. 3 is a derivative of fluorine. It is cherry pink synthetic, primarily used for food coloring. When viewed under the foldscope I could see even the tiniest crystal. Viewing this under the foldscope gave me…