My first slide view with foldscope.I made it at home without using any stain.Is it Parenchyma or collenchyma?

T.S. OF Maize stem cell observed under Foldscope by students of SRKM Vivekananda C.G.Hr.Sec.School,Mint,Chennai-79

Foldscope Outreach at Stellenbosch University – 5/17/19

A little less than two months ago, I was passing by the lush vineyards of Cape Town’s 2nd oldest city, Stellenbosch. While I wasn’t there for the famous wine-testing, I instead headed to Stellenbosch University to hold two back-to-back workshops with electron microscopy and Foldscoping expert, Dr. Lydia-Marie Joubert (@lydiaj)! Below are some photos from…

Is it Rotifers ???

https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rotifers-1.mp4

Metadinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen fluid was collected from a healthy cow. Smear was prepared with one drop of rumen fluid, stained with lugol’s iodine and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium was identified based on the morphology- two skeletal plates fused…

Comparing stomata & epidermal cells between different species of plants

Collecting & Preparing a sample After reading the post by KAVITHA (https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=160084) about stomata, I had a question: Do all stomata look the same? So over the weekend, while visiting my sister and parents, we went on a Stomata Expedition! We collected a several different sorts of leaves, placing them in a plastic tub to…

FERNS

CMR National PU College , ITPL ,Bngalore. Sample name: Ferns Collected from: House Garden. Date of observation: 27/06/19 Students involved: K.V Sreeja , Esha . S OBSERVATION: Under the foldscope their spores could be seen as green patches. Ferns belongs to the pteridophyta divisions of plant kingdom . It basically develops into leaves known as…

Dasytricha in Rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Rumen fluid was collected from a healthy cow. Smear was prepared with one drop of rumen fluid, stained with lugol’s iodine stain and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Dasytricha was identifid based on the morphology -Oval body, covered…

Entodinium yunnense in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infectionin cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium yunnense was identified using Foldscope. Morphology of Entodinium yunnense is ellipsoidal and it is found in the rumen of cattle.

Ostrocod

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fjRC5MWUt4

A glimpse of the rotifers living in my hay infusion

Last month, I collected some pond water samples from my university and decided to make a simple hay infusion setup at home to see what microbes I can successfully culture. To make the hay infusion, I gathered some dried grass and dead leaves near the pond area (which we call “the lagoon”) and boiled them…