Old skin of snake

The snake shedding the old skin observed under Foldscope by the team of R D Gardi Medical College, Department of Pediatrics

Leg of tiny insect

Hello, I am Rina Yadav, student of Me.E.C.L Secondary School Umiam from 10th standard. On my visit to Panshet Dam, I found  the insect near the pond and i took the leg of that particular insect and tried to observe it under a foldscope microscope along with the help of glass slide, coverslip and a…

Special claws of insect assist it in walking over water surface

Hi, I am Macmillan R Rodborne, from Meghalaya, India. I am in 10th grade at Me.E.CL Secondary School, Umiam On my visit to Panshet Dam, I was told to collect any kind of sample that I could come across, and I found a small insect on the river-side. I dissected the leg of that tiny…

The eye of an insect

Hi this is Rohan Marwein and this is my first post on microcosmos, on the 14th of November, we the students of Me.E.C.L Secondary School Umiam from the 10th standard went for a small journey to the Panshet Dam, near Pune. With the presence of 3 instructors, there we were told to find some samples…

Blood of Caterpillar under Foldscope

Hello, this is Neha kumari Singh .I’m from Me.E.C.L Secondary School Umiam and I’m a student of class 10.                                                   On 14th November me and some of my friends went to Panshet…

The eye of a tiny insect floating in water

Hi this is Rohan Marwein, on the 14th of November, we the students of Me.E.C.L Secondary School Umiam from the 10th standard went for a small journey to the Panshet Dam, near Pune. With the presence of 3 instructors, there we were told to find some samples from our surroundings and to observe it under…

Spider web under a foldscope

Hi, this is Parveen Kurbah, and I am from MeECL Secondary School, Umiam from standard 10. A spider web was found during Panshet dam, near Pune visit. I found this web on the ground and I thought it will be interesting to observe the microfibres under a paper foldscope. It was a tricky part to take the sample, as its a…

Twinning Workshop conducted jointly by Holy Cross College, Agartala and Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Twinning Workshop held on 13.11.2018 conducted jointly by Holy Cross College, Agartala and Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Workshop programme inaugurated by Ratan Lal Nath (Minister of School Education, Higher Education, Law, Parliamentary Affairs, Welfare of OBC and Minority), Dr. FATHER Emannual Kallarackal, Principal of Holy Cross College, Agartala, Dr. Dipanwita Chaudhuri Sil, Dept. of Botany, Holy…

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 01

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. My current endeavour on Tardigrades (water bears) started as a passion for Astrobiology, these tiny creatures are known to survive extreme environment conditions (i.e., low or high temperatures/pressures, high dosage of X-rays/gamma rays/UV…

Leg piece
Mouth part
Tick Mouth parts.

#indiafoldscopephase1: NE Twinning ..Foldscope Workshop

DEK NCERT participated in workshop on USE OF FOLDSCOPE organized b at Lembucherra Tripura by N-E twinning partner College of Agriculture Tripura. 34 personals comprising of faculty of CoA Tripura,  Students from different institutions of Tripura State participated in the workshop held on 13.11.2018 Workshop started with inaugural specch by Dr.M.Dutta (ARS) , OSD &…

Microorganism from Deepor Beel under the Foldscope

The freshwater microorganisms  cyclops and probably mysis. Yesterday a team from CEE went to a Tetelia High School and took some water from the Deepor Beel which was nearby.   These are other pictures we took and we aren’t able to figure out what these things are. If anyone knows more, go ahead please tell…

Inauguration of Foldscope in Barkatullah University on 27/09/18

Foldscope instrument has been inaugurated by Honorable Vice Chancellor of Barkatullah University Prof. R J Rao in the Department of Microbiology. Being a Zoologist he found immense possibilities to pursue in the field of Microbiology with the help of pocket-sized Foldscope. Students have also seen their slides under the Foldscope.  

Particules from Californian’s fire

It has been two days now that a part of California is on fire. It’s possible to see a smoky sky since and the particules are then falling everywhere in the Bay Area. I left my bike outside Stanford’s campus during the last week and it was cover as you can see : Under a…

Marine Grass Cloroplast

Sample fron the ocean. I can see individual cloroplast. It was no easy to obtain the  perfect picture because the structure are very small. Its my fist foldscope and was amazing. OMG.  

Effective del cafe en los latidos de la larva del mosquito

0D0AE68B-F02B-42B8-AD2D-12ED5DA86AAA We did an experiment where we added coffee to a mosquito larvae. ALl of us thought that the heart beat will go up – just like when we drink coffee. Coffee has caffeine that is known to affect heart rate. We were all surprised that the heart rate goes down. So our hypothesis was…

Air particle test slide results

I volunteer teach 5th grade science and would like a protocol for monitoring the quality of air. How would it be done with fold scope? count particles? measure size? range of particle sizes? numbers with respect to time? A link that I can’t find again suggests a simple way of detecting 2-micron to 40-micron particles…

Teacher Training in Assam

Xylem and pholem of a plant Xylem and phloem of a plant studied in foldscope as part of teachers training in Assam conducted by CEE North East. Four schools have been selected near the Deepor Beel, a Ramsar wetland to study the microorganisms. The teachers trained will guide the students to use foldscope given to…