wings are thousands of colorful scales, together with many hairs (setae). The name Lepidoptera (which includes butterflies and moths) means "scale wing" in Greek. These wing scales are tiny overlapping pieces of chitin on a butterfly or moth wing


A compound eye is a visual organ found in arthropods such as insects and crustaceans. It may consist of thousands of ommatidia, which are tiny independent photoreception units that consist of a cornea, lens, and photoreceptor cells .

An organism growing on a table

[An organism was growing on a table and it made me curious so i took an photo of it,that thing was very thin and amazing


We planned workshop on foldscope for high school students at Race Concept High school Raichur. Myself Dr. J R Diwan and my research fellow Kashappa visited above mentioned high school on 18 September 2018 at 2:30 pm. We demonstrated introduction, usage and advantages of foldscope through power point presentation. Later, we demonstrated students with prepared…


இன்று (18.09.2018) சம்பக் பள்ளி மாணவர்கள் பதிவு செய்த மகரந்தங்கள். இதற்கென ஒரு மலர்களை தேடி சேகரித்தனர். இதற்கு முன்பு அவர்கள் மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியில் பார்த்திராத பூக்களாக சேகரித்து இன்று பதிவு செய்தனர்.

மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கி கண்காட்சி – மன்னர் திருமலை நாயக்கர் கல்லூரி

மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கி கண்காட்சி மதுரை மன்னர் திருமலை நாயக்கர் கல்லூரியில் (18.09.2018) இன்று நடைபெற்றது. இதில் இயற்பியல் மற்றும் கணிதவியல் மாணவர்கள் சுமார் 170க்கும் மேற்பட்ட மாணவர்கள் பங்கேற்றனர். மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியின் செயல்பாடுகள் மற்றும் அதன் பயன்பாடுகள் குறித்து விளக்கம் அளித்தேன். இதற்கான ஏற்பாட்டை கல்லூரி அறிவியல் இயக்க கிளை ஏற்பாடு செய்திருந்தது. அற்புதமான நிகழ்வு. 

#indiafoldscopephase1 Lecture series 2

  Lecture series 2 Another batch of TGT from state government of Madhya Pradesh attended orientation program at DEK NCERT New Delhi… 28 Teachers / Teacher educators amazed to see.. Hands on activity using foldscope.. They enjoyed ncert lab manual activity using foldscope for classes 6 to 8 and classes 9to 10…they were happy and…

A Tangle of Spider Webs

This is what a spider web looks like in a foldscope. Here both the sticky part where the insects are captured and the dry part where the spider crawls can be seen. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.  

Protozoa in healthy Rumen Vs Rumen acidosis

Rumen acidosis is a serious condition by which there is a drastic decrease in the pH of the rumen in cattle. Rumen lactic acidosis develops in ruminants that have ingested large amounts of feed rich in carbohydrates. It results in the production of large quantities of Volatile fatty acids (VFA) and lactic acid, thereby decreasing…


Ginkgo Leaf Scraping

We took a scraping from a fresh ginkgo leaf. We tried to get it as thin as possible. We were surprised to find that the tissue isn’t all green but white/clear and green. It’s actually yellow/green rather than dark green.  I’m using the Moto Z2 to take the images and it’s not very easy to get the…

Wing Of A Huge Unknown Fly Variety

My 8-year-old collected this from a very large fly. We were very excited to see the hair structures and pores on the wings as they were not visible with our eyes. I used the Motorola Z2 to take this image. I’m not very happy with the images we are collecting with the phone. The phone design…

Assam University Biotech Hub
Postharvest fungi from Fruits of Citrus