Article on foldscope usage in newspaper

The field trip to Lalbagh botanical garden with students of class 9th to use the foldscopes turns out to be an awesome moment. An article regarding the activities carried out by our school,Jnana vijnana vidyapeetha at Lalbagh botanical garden is published in the newspaper – Prajavani today (17th December, 2017).


Isopods are one of the most diverse crustaceans in terms of shape, size and habitats. They dwell in awide variety of habitats ranging from pelagic (free-swimming) to interstial spaces of sand grains and are often abundant in seagrass meadows. Some of them also live as parasites on other animals either temporarily or permanently. Half of…

A request

My journey to the microscopic world began with an ordinary microscope about a year ago. I faced various problems while using it like some thing grew on the lens and blurred the view, it was heavy and not easy to carry and so on. So, I googled ‘Microscope problems’ and watched a video on foldscope…

Observation of Cuticular Surface of Body Parts in Flour Beetle

Cuticular surface of tarsal claw, antenna, forewing and hindwing of flour beetle adult.  Received Best Poster Presentation AwardIn this study, cuticular surface colour variation was observed under Foldscope in linkage with benzoquinone secretion levels on the surface of beetle cuticle. The study was carried out under the DBT-Prakash Lab Foldscope Project (Category-B). The award "Best Poster...

Foldscopy of sponge spicules

Sponges are radially symmetrical metazoans which belong to the phylum Porifera. They are sedentary,a fairly rigid, perforated bag, whose inner surface is lined with flagellated cells called choanocytes. On the outside surface they are lined with spicules.These spicules maybe calcareous or siliceous spicules, or they maybe fibbers composed of a collagenous protein called spongin. The…

Western black-legged tick

Tick collected from Sonoma county, California. Seen here is an Ixodes pacificus, the Western black-legged tick, which vectors the agent of Lyme disease. But fear not, we know this tick isn’t infected because it’s a larvae and the pathogen is not passed from adult ticks to their offspring. The larval stage is the first of…

விடுமுறை பயணம்

ஞாயிறு அன்று விடுமுறை. ஈடன் சைன்ஸ் கிளப் மாணவர்கள் ஒன்று சேர்ந்து திருப்பரங்குன்றம் செல்லலாம் என்று முடிவு செய்தனர். ஆனால் எனக்கு வேறு வேலை இருந்ததால் அவர்களுடன் செல்ல முடியவில்லை. அதனால் மாலை போகலாம் என்று முடிவெடுத்தோம். தேர்வு நடைபெற்றுக்கொண்டிருப்பதால் படிப்பிற்கு ஒரு பிரேக் எடுத்துக்கொள்ள இந்த மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கி பதிவு உதவும் என்றனர். நானும் இனியனும் தண்ணீர் மாதிரியை எடுத்து வந்தோம். பள்ளியில் வந்த மாதிரிகளை பதிவு செய்தோம். நேரம் கடந்ததே தெரியாமல் போயிற்று. நிறைய…

Two days workshop

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya, Behali, Biswanath, Assam and Barkatullah University, Bhopal jointly organized a workshop on the use of Foldscope for the analysis of dust particles created at different phases of construction of four-lane highway and assessment of river health in PDUAM, Behali.

Foldscope Hands -on-School teacher participants at the PG&Research Department of Botany and Microbiology,AVVM Sri Pushpam College,Tanjavuar,(the,dept.hosted the event)


Gigaspora albidaspores are isolated from rhizospheric soil of Cocos nucifera L.,by wet sieving and decanding  method.

Leaf Stomata cells

Has any one tought of leaf respiration. Stomata can be called the nose of a leaf. I have got some samples of leafe and slided into my foldscope. Its kind of hard to record working stomata cells as my tablet is big and hard to hold with foldscope. How did I made stomata slides. Take…

Foldscope -observation of the specimen by the  research scholars and PG students-Department of Microbiology,M.R Goverment Arts College,Mannargudi,Tamilnau

Foldscope parts and assembly -Hands -on by the JRF-Department of Microbiology,M.R Goverment Arts College,Mannargudi,Tamil Nadu

Foldscope Basics on function,parts,assembly and applications-by the Principal investigator-Department of Microbiology,M.R.Goverment Arts College,Mannargudi,Tamilnadu