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…

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#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…

Mosquito larvae in our long forgotten flower pot

A long gone rainy season post. Credited to a fellow PI in working our lab – Mr. Vikas Jha A college flower pot which was no more tended to and had accumulated rain water was long forgotten until the day we received foldscope entered our lives and we decided to explore our vicinity for anything…

What does the sand on a beach contains?

Yesterday I was at Girgaon chaupati beach. I lifted a pinch of sand to check what it contains. It had many tiny objects which gave indications of the rich marine life. I could not identify the organisms just by looking at the broken parts but nonetheless it was fsdcfascina to see so many beautiful objects…

Foldscopy of a fish juvenile

Seagrass meadows are well recognized for acting as a nursery ground for many commercially important fish species. Nalabana, a bird sanctuary within the Chilika Lagoon supports dense seagrass meadows that act as sheltering ground for many important fish and crab species. A survey on seagrass meadows  was carried out during which some fish juveniles were…

Poster presentation on Foldscope

A poster presentation was done by our team of GGDSD College at National symposium on “Current Trends and Future Prospects in Biotechnology”- BIOcAMP – 18. The event was organized by, Department of Biotechnology, Society for Biological Engineering (SBE-UIET), Panjab University, Chandigarh Sponsored by – TEQIP-III. Poster presentations were held on first day of the program….

Bird Feather

We are from Ekya school,JPN,Bangalore.The image given here is an up-close look to a bird’s feather. Birds have feathers i.e hair like structures that help birds protect themselves from different climatic conditions and other general harsh conditions.   

Mari Gold Petal

We are students of Ekya,JPN,Bengaluru and we have observed the  yellow mari gold petal. It belongs to the; Kingdom:Plantae Order:Asteraceae  

Mealybugs of mulberry plant observed under Foldscope

These are female Mealybugs which lack wings and retain legs and can crawl for short distance. They feed on plant sap, normally in leaves, roots, bottoms of fruit. They attach themselves to the plant and secrete a powdery wax layer used for protection while they suck the plant juices. The infesting stages are both nymph…

Cuscuta: a parasitic plant

  Went for a morning walk and spotted Cuscuta. It is a parasitic plant which wraps itself around a host plant and survives on food produced by the host. I took a small section of it with a sharp blade and observed it under the Foldscope. Section was good enough to see different parts of…