Polyplastron 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 Polyplastron was identified.

Entodinium nanellum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium nanellum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Entodinium nanellum is ovoid, found in the rumen of cattle.

Diplodinium monocanthum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium monocanthum Diplodinium monocanthum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Diplodinium monocanthum is oval to triangular with posterioroblique and truncated end. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Ostrachodinium tiete in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostrachodinium Ostrachodinium tiete was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostrachodinium tiete is ellipsoid, with small lobe at the posterior side.

Lily: Pollen and Cross-section of Stigma

I bought a bouquet of lilies for my mother on her birthday, and a day later, its anthers started dehiscing. I made a slide of the pollen, and viewed it the next morning. The pollen grains appear to have a very good resolution, and the pattern on the exine is quite visible. I was then…

SECTIONS OF DIFFERENT FRUIT PEELS UNDER FOLDSCOPE

STUDENT NAMES: Keenisha Kannan and Jasmine Kaur COLLEGE/SCHOOL: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. SPECIMEN: Papaya peel, Watermelon peel, Pomegranate peel and Tomato peel SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 9nd July 2019 On 9th July we observed sections of different fruit peels under foldscope.

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…

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…

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.

Few species found in the Erdre river – Nantes (France)

On this video, two things looks to me very interesting. First the fact that this Rotifer (?) is attached to a Daphnia (cf. post : Inside the eye of a Daphnia). The second one is the sort of ball attached to this Rotifer, any idea ? This Copepode is interestingly covered by what looks to…

VARIOUS PARTS OF A FISH

STUDENT NAME: Keenisha Kannan COLLEGE/SCHOOL: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. SPECIMEN: Roho labeo fish SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 2nd July 2019 On 2nd July I observed various parts of a fish I purchased from a nearby shop. Under the foldscope I observed the minute details of each…

Enoploplastron in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa present in rumen fluid under the genus Enoploplastron was identified using Foldscope. Enoploplastron is elongated, slightly ellipsoidal in shape.

Epidinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Epidinium is a rumen ciliate, present in large numbers in cattle fed with high starch diets.

What makes tomatoes red?

Hello all,Did you know, the tomato and cherries get the colour on their skin by different ways ? Here is our experiment and its immediate replication. The power of foldscope and social media. On a rainy Sunday evening.. Deepak’s daughter suddenly decided to do some foldscope experiments. After a few random stints, they stumbled on…

The Stuff of life – Vitamin B12

The red crystals are Vitamin B12, which we need for DNA synthesis and myelination of our nerve fibres. Vitamin B12, or Cobalamin, has a Cobalt group which gives this characteristic red color

Eudiplodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen Protozoa under the genus Eudiplodinium was identified using foldscope.

Ostrachodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –” Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen Protozoa under the genus Ostrachodinium was identified using Foldscope. Ostrachodinium is having one large skeletal plate of board shaped and three contractile vacuoles between macronucleus and left body wall. Body ends with large lobe. It is found in the…

CONIDIA OF FUSARIUM

Conidia of Fusarium sp. in maize, sample found in the maize tassel at ICAR-NOFRI Gangtok, Sikkim

Diplodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis 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 methyl green and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium was identified. Morphology of Diplodinium is large rounded body, thick…

Observation of Parthenium weed- anther and leaf

College : CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bengaluru Sample: Parthenium hysterophorus Site of sample collection: University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Date of Collection: 18 June 2019 Date of Observation: 21 June 2019 Students involved: Malavika Rajesh, Ramya Nambiar, , Gopika Anil, Shwetha Santhosh Parthenium hysterophorus is a noxious weed in America, Asia, Africa and Australia….

Moss under Foldscope

College – CMR National PU College, ITPL,Bangalore Sample- Mosss growing on a wall at University of Agricultural Sciences, collected on 18/6/19 Sample observed at CMR National PU College on 21/6/19 by II PUC students On our trip to the University of Agricultural Sciences, we observed moss plants growing on walls of one of the premises…

Visit to University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

College- CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Students of II PUC visited the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore on 18 th June as a part of foldscope project. The University Campus is a wonderful amalgamation of green cover and modern amenities and facilities. We visited the Department of Horticulture where we were explained the process…