some leaves

these cabbage leaves are from my garden and i think it looks so cool!

A Camera-shy Tardigrade!

My first tardigrade – and a surprise at that. I looked into my Foldscope, and, without panning or focusing, the first thing that I saw was a slightly blurred, but recognisable little creature! Yesterday I scraped off some lichens from two trees on my street. I think they were the same kind of lichens; they…

Bioluminescent microbe

This is the picture of a bioluminescent microbe while I was examing the microbes in the water sample that was collected from vellayani lake, Thiruvananthapuram, It is the first time spotting a bioluminescent microbe from this lake, It will be showing a fluorescent red color This is the picture of that microbe without exhibiting the...

Fern Pinnae

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My Hair

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Yeast cells

These tiny dots in the picture are the yeast cells….

Sneak peek into the nutty almonds

My very first sample and observation with the foldscope is this almond seed coat! I routinely soak the almonds every night to have them in the morning. Today morning as I peeled soaked almonds, I was just curious as to how they would appear under the microscope. The seed coat was peeled off, dried and…

A pool of life!

I noticed a green layer (presumably algae) growing on the terracotta pots on my terrace. All the pots have greenish growth on them, but they all look very different. One pot had a layer which was considerably thicker, and easy to scrape off. I soaked bits of it in regular tap water and let it…

Sedum adolphi ‘Firestorm’

As a succulent enthusiast, the object I have chosen for scientific curiosity is a succulent called Sedum adolphi ‘firestorm,’ which were taken from my personal collection of succulents. I find it exciting to learn about the utilization organisms to produce or carry out functions related to the biomedical field. Examples are Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisiae,…

Moss springtail/ Colémbolo en musgo

Springtails from a moss sample! I was looking for tardigrades, I had never found Collembola in moss. Maybe a member of genus Brachystomella? ¡Colémbolos en una muestra de musgo! Estaba buscando tardígrados, es la primera vez que encuentro colémbolos en el musgo. ¿Podría ser del género Brachystomella?

Foldscope Figures

Not entirely sure what this is but it has liquid-like features. I was trying to to zoom in on cinnamon sugar when I came across this and decided this looked cooler (the cinnamon sugar clumped up so it did not make for a good sample). I'm thinking it's tape glue. My slides stuck together unevenly...


Bird feather, filoplume under the foldscope.

Wasp wing

Photos of a wasp wing taken through Foldscope

Spores from a Tiny Fungus

Living in Florida sure does have a few benefits. Fungi grow everywhere here! When my professor in Central Florida gave me a foldscope, I didn’t know which fungus to look at because there are so many! In this photo circled is a mystery fungus that I wanted to look at. Also in this picture is…