Use of Foldscope in field study (Urpod wetland, Goalpara district, Assam)

A field study was carried out at Urpod wetland of Goalpara district, Assam on 20/04/2019 with an objective to study the diversity of aquatic organisms in the wetland using Foldscope. The participants were from B.A. Semester-IV of Goalpara College, Goalpara. They learned how to assemble and use the foldscope at field level. They also observed…

One Day National Workshop (twinning) organized at Goalpara College, Goalpara in collaboration with Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab

As a part of twinning programme, a national workshop on Assembly and Use of Foldscope Microscopy was organized at Goalpara College, Goalpara, Assam in collaboration with twinning partner: Department of Biotechnology, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab on 27th February, 2019. More than 100 degree/HS students along with faculty members of Goalpara college were participated in…

How to identify male and female mosquitoes ? Key characters observed under foldscope

Differences between male and female mosquitoes can easily be observed under foldscope. Males have branched, feathery antennae called Plumose antennae (with more hairs), while the females have plain antennae called Pilose antennae (with few hairs).  The male mosquitoes have a feather like proboscis, modified to suck nectar and plant secretions. On the other hand, proboscis…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop at Bodahapur High School, Goalpara, Assam

A workshop of Foldscope assembly and utilization was organised in a remote village of Goalpara district, Assam: Bodahapur High School, Bodahapur. Students learned how to assemble the foldscope, prepare and attach slide, observation and taking photograph/video using mobile camera etc. After preparation they observed the type of antennae found in male (Plumose) and female (Pilose)…

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Foldscope Orientation Workshop at Dudhnoi College, Assam

   A Foldscope Orientation Workshop was organised at Dudhnoi College, Assam. The students were extremely fascinated by the foldscope, which was totally new to them. They learned how to assemble the foldscope and also to prepare slide of Fish Borne zoonotic Trematodes (FZT). They were surprised to see the stages of FZT through this foldscope.