Worlds within worlds

Small insect found under a cherry tomato plant mounted on a paper and tape slide. Thank you so much Foldscope team! I can’t wait to see what my students discover!

Unfolding the Foldscope at Viva College, Virar 13th, 14th Aug 18

Embrace joy and find ways to put urselves in the path of it more often. Motivating young UG students at entry level to find askers, ask questions and explore. The thought process that goes into an innovation, the ability to reach across to the masses n more. Took the spiders web n seemed quite interesting…

Fungi on home made pickle

Fungal attack on home made pickle at monsoon time. Spores of Mucor sp. and Aspergillus sp. are isolated from pickle. The first and last two images are taken using foldscope.

Observation of HeLa cells under Foldscope

1. Coat a glass slide with 2% gelatin under bio-safety hood.2. Dry the slides.3. Harvest healthy HeLa cells by trypsinization .4. mix Cell with DMEM medium with 10% FBS and seeded onto coated slide.5. Incubate for over night at 37 degree C in a humidified atmosphere with 5% CO2.6. Next day wash the cell with 1X...

Viewing mushroom strucutres under foldscope

Mushroom bought from a local shop in bangalore was observed for its microscopic strucuters under foldscope . A very thin scalp from the skin of the cap was removed using a sharp razor blade and mounted on a slide to view under foldscope. There are two basic cuticle structures, one is Cellular – where the…

RHOEO LEAF OBSERVATION

  Today i collected rhoeo leaf  than small piece of leaf kept on the slide than observe the under fold scope two colours appears than one will green colour looks like a eye / Lifs  shape other one pink colour  green colour is stomata cells and guard cells also visible it’s good nicely see the images…

Hydrilla plant leaf

I am go to the lab than collected the hydrilla plants and get back to lab than take a leaf placed on the slid with help of fore chefs than kept in the under fold scope i see the chlorophyll how to arranged in the leaf in some places not entire leaf . chlorophyll present…

Foldscope as a teaching and learning aid @ GGDSD, Chandigarh

After Foldscope awareness workshops, now the students @GGDSD, Chandigarh are using Foldscope in their routine practicals.  One such practical on anatomical study on Coralloid root of Cycas was performed by students using Foldscope. Cycas is a common ornamental Gymnosperm of great importance. It forms normal geotropic roots as well as symbiotic, apo-geotropic coralloid roots. Students…

Observing Jackfruit stored seeds infested fungus under foldscope

Stored jack fruit seedlings were infected with cottony black mold mass. Closer look at the black powder like material was observed under foldscope and the following images were captured. Spores were arranged in a chain like pattern.        Fig: Spores under foldscope     This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

CROTON LEAF STOMATA CELLS OBSERVATION

  I was collected croton leaf in my campus than small peace of leaf stick the slide with help of white tape than kept in to under fold scope they very nicely visible the stomata cells they look like small hols appear i very happy

Green mold under foldscope

We found green colour mold infestation in stored tamarind seeds. Small amount of scrap was taken using forceps and slide was prepared. Mycelial hyphae and spores pictures were taken using foldscope. Fig: Mycelium, fruiting body, spores of green mold This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Unknown zooplankton

During summer vacation I have encountered this amazing zooplankton species from a stagnant pond.

Viewing eggs of tamarind pest

Stored tamarind seeds were infected with some kind of internal feeding pest. It was recognized by the white eggs on the seed surface and the round exit holes on seed coat. Fig: Eggs on the surface of tamarind seeds Then eggs were observed under foldscope using a paper slide. It was oval in shape with…

RECENT APPROACH TO VIEW STOMATAL ANATOMY UNDER FOLDSCOPE

DEFINITION Stomata are minute pores or holes which occur in the epidermis of the plants. Each stoma remains surrounded by two kidneys or bean shaped epidermal cells the guard cells. Here, with the help of Foldscope some of the beautiful stomata are differentiated with specific strains in Dicotyledons plants. They are as follows: TYPES OF…

Wings of Dragonfly

Dragonfly wings possess great stability and high load-bearing capacity during flapping flight, glide, and hover. The wings of dragonflies are mainly composed of veins and membranes, a typical nanocomposite material. The veins and membranes have a complex design within the wing that give rise to whole-wing characteristics which result in dragonflies being supremely versatile, maneuverable fliers. The…

Sebaceous Cyst

The section shows cyst wall with flaky material inside as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Urothelial Carcinoma

The section shows a papillary pattern with few fibrovascular cores with mild cytological atypical cells as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Abdominal Tuberculosis

The section shows epitheloid granuloma with central caseous necrosis and few dispersed giant cells as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Head part of an Ant

Ant heads, especially the eyes and mandibles, come in all shapes and sizes. Ants use their heads to sense information about the world around them. This is very important for their survival and the life of the colony. If you watch an ant’s head, the antennae are always moving back and forth, touching, tasting, and…

Rhinitis (Allergic)

The section shows mucosal tissue, glands along with inflammatory cells infiltration as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Fibroadenoma

The section shows breast tissue made up of ducts with surrounding fibrous stroma, ductal epithelium shows proliferation as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Onion cell

It was my first attempt to use foldscope. It was very surprising to watch cells, cell wall, cell membrane and nucleus of an Onion peel with such clarity in a simple microscopic tool.

I am  working as a project assistant of DBT foldscope project entitled ” Study and comparison of heteropteran diversity in two different regions of Guwahati area” at Cotton University, Assam. These pictures were clicked while I was collecting bugs with my project PI Dr. Anjana Singha Naorem, Asstt Proff. Of Cotton University from CPCRI campus.