Aphids

Collected from a rose

How do you like your cheese?

2020 started as a detour for me; choosing to take a break from clinical medicine to pursue a parallel science career. I was seeking a new set of problems: Cracking a slide, fighting the focus on my microscope or forgetting to change the medium in cell culture over lengthy patient prescriptions and endless 3rd world…

Leaf of Fenugreek /मेंथी/मेथी through foldscope

मेथी मायक्रोस्कोप मध्ये कशी दिसते? मेंथी माइक्रोस्कोप में कैसे दिखती है? How does leaf of Fenugreek looks through d Foldscope? Photos taken with d foldscope. Fenugreek has benefits for lowering blood sugar levels, boosting testosterone,& increasing milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fenugreek may also reduce cholesterol levels, lower inflammation & help with appetite control, pain…

Human saliva through foldscope

Saliva is an extracellular fluid produced & secreted by salivary glands in d mouth.In human, saliva is 99.5%water plus electrolytes,mucus ,white blood cells, epithelial cells, enzymes, antimicrobial agents such as secretory IgA & lysozyme. The digestive functions of saliva include moistening food , & helping to create a food bolus, so it can be swallowed…

Human Blood sample through foldscope

Today’s i observed my blood sample under d foldscope without staining. I identify all cells . Blood Sample contains RBC, WBC, (neutrophiles, monocyte, lymphocyte, eosinophiles, basophiles ) Platelets. I write here some percentage&functions of cells. Cells Function Neutrophils (60-70%)== Phagocytosis(engulf bacteria)acute bacterial infections Eosinophils (1-4%)==Important in allergic reaction,kill parasites Basophil(0.5-1%)==Important in allergic reactions & release…

Mold on Onions through foldscope

Posted by JAISHREE on June 30 2020 This is d my first post on d microcosmos ,so thanks to my friend@edurafi also thanks to Manu prakash & all foldscope community. I was read some health benefits of Onions. Onions may benefit to heart Health. Onion loaded with antioxidant.it contain cancer fighting components.It help to control…

गवती चहा/Harbal tea/Lemongrass/Cymbopogon Citratus through foldscope

गवती चहा मायक्रोस्कोप मध्ये कशी दिसते? लेमनग्रास माइक्रोस्कोप में कैसे दिखता है? How does leaf of Lemongrass looks through d foldscope? Next from our garden, i was wondering how leaf of lemongrass looks like under d foldscope. I was read about,Harbal tea/Lemongrass may also be consumed to treat -Hypertention, Epilepsy, Musculoskeletal pain,Cough, Rheumatism,Fever , Common…

Unfolding Foldscope for the First Time

The current pandemic may have restricted the movement of youngsters but it cannot hold off their passion to learn. Upon discovering Foldscope online, we got a basic kit for these budding, young citizen scientists who gamely assisted in setting it up. It’s a wide stretch of learning and discovery path for them as they try…

Rice weevil in action.

Captured this interesting video of a rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) on day 1 of exploring with the Foldscope. Can someone please explain what exactly is happening here? I’m unable to figure out. If you can see, the weevil is trying to “get rid” of something with its hind legs. Is it an egg? Poop? Another…

Finally, the Tardigrade!

For more than two years now we have scoured water bodies and mosses, and soaked edible and non-edible lichen, in quest of the elusive tardigrades. With the onset of monsoons in Hyderabad, it seemed like a promising time to search for these ‘moss piglets’. That is how one Saturday afternoon, while looking for plants at…

Insight into Parasites – A ‘101’ on Viruses

(A small write-up, written by my batchmates and I. Decided to post this here. Hope you enjoy reading it :D) _____ While we’ve been locked in our houses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are wondering when life will be back to normal, we are reminded again and again that a tiny virus has brought…

YOU’VE GOT SNAIL!!

About two years ago I came across these two posts on microcosmos : https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=81 https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=32147 The observations in these posts made me want to image the snails at my home. I have tried imaging snails using many ways: cavity slides, plastic tapes – failing each time. Two things would always happen in my attempts. Either…

Sea Urchin Embryonic Development

Hello Foldscope community. Over the course of 48 hours, using the amazing Foldscope, I documented the embryonic development of a sea urchin. Thanks to my Foldscope and my refrigerator, during this time of COVID-19 I can still do research from the comfort (and safety) of my home. Check out these images! I collected the sperm…

Fungus On leftover chocolate.

Fungi are eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms. Fungi are an ancient group—not as old as bacteria, which fossil evidence suggests may be 3. 5 billion years old—but the earliest fungal fossils are from the Ordovician, 460 to 455 million years old (Redecker et al. 2000). The organisms of the fungal lineage include mushrooms, rusts, smuts, puffballs, truffles,…

Stomata in succulent leaves

At the peak of summer, the potted plants in my balcony get an extra dose of sunlight! One of these plants is the Ceylon spinach (Talinum fruticosum). I noticed that during summer its leaves are curled up most of the time. I guessed the excess of sunlight or wet soil may be the cause. I…

First time with Foldscope

Yesterday I got my Foldscope kit delivered, nice! Assembling it took about half an hour. At first I tried it with some slides that came included with the foldscope, the mosquito head and fern rhizome, which looked great under the foldscope, with the hairs on the mosquito antenna very sharply rendered. Next, I tried it…

Chlorella (green algae) from stagnant water

Not only is this my first post on Microcosmos, it’s my first day using the AMAZING Foldscope! I collected a sample of slightly green stagnant water from beautiful Pt. Defiance Park here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s so cool to see the rolling sphere shaped Algae! I wish I could upload a video for you…

Hidden microbes

This picture was taken after obtaining a sample from the underside of the thread of the cap for a water bottle. Observe the larger microbe and the smaller ones surrounding it.

Tutorial para mejorar la vista y enfoque en laminillas

Hola muy buenas a todos de la comunidad de Microcosmos :3 , el día de hoy vengo con esta pequeña información que quiero compartirles acerca de como obtener mejor enfoque al usar laminillas con el Foldscope , en mi anterior Post publique fotografías de un ftotis de sangre, días pasados había tratado de tomar fotografías…

Frotis de sangre visto desde el FoldScope

Increibles fotografias de un frotis sanguineo teñido con azul de metileno , es asombrozo lo que puede llegar a ver el foldscope , se pueden distinguir hasta los leucocitos