An insect under a foldscope

Found this insect lying around in our balcony near the window. This is my first time imaging an insect! I was able to take a few pretty pictures of its body parts before I squished it bad!!!!!

Tulips under the foldscope

We got some tulips a couple of weeks ago. Here is a timelapse of them blooming We took some images of the pollens and petals after they finished blooming. A couple of images of their pollens under the foldscope: Some images of their petals. Aren’t these the prettiest color palletes and the artwork of one…

Foldscope crochet pouch

I am crocheting a foldscope pouch for myself. This is the front of the pouch (with the foldscope logo). I hope the Foldscope Team doesn’t mind me borrowing the logo for the design. Still working on the backside of the pouch. Will think of a design and update here. Suggestions welcome! Will digitize the graphgan…

Leaf infected with an octopus-like fungus?

During our evening walk, we came across a (maple) leaf with white/black patches, presumably a fungal infection. I got a thin sample from the epidermis using tape and looked at it under the foldscope. Here are some fields of view of what presumably looks like the infectious agent. It looks like something with a dense…

Getting nerdy about tea bags!

This post can also be viewed on my website: https://kanika-khanna.com/getting-nerdy-about-tea-bags/ I recently took out my foldscope from its storage bin after almost a year. But as the saying goes, it’s never too late to start exploring. I stepped out of my home into our street here in Palo Alto and took some pretty images of…