Stomata and Guard Cells

I have observed the outer epidermis of a leaf and the skin of a pea pod under my Foldscope. The samples were taken at different times of the day, and we can see both closed and open stomata, depending on when they were taken. Closed Stomata This is a leaf peel from a rhoeo (Tradescantia…

Onion Cells

An onion peel is typically one of the first samples viewed when introduced to school-level microscopy. Here are images of an onion skin under my Foldscope. The cells are seen very distinctly and have a three-dimensional appearance.

Getting nerdy about tea bags!

This post can also be viewed on my website: https://kanika-khanna.com/getting-nerdy-about-tea-bags/ I recently took out my foldscope from its storage bin after almost a year. But as the saying goes, it’s never too late to start exploring. I stepped out of my home into our street here in Palo Alto and took some pretty images of…

Amazing experience with Epiphyllum oxipetalum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum is often described as ‘Queen of the night cactus’. In India it is considered a sacred plant and called ‘Brahma Kamalam’, though there is much controversy about whether or not it is the ‘true’ Brahma Kamalam. In any case there is a lot of mystique associated with this plant. It blooms sometime between…

Leaf of Fenugreek /मेंथी/मेथी through foldscope

मेथी मायक्रोस्कोप मध्ये कशी दिसते? मेंथी माइक्रोस्कोप में कैसे दिखती है? How does leaf of Fenugreek looks through d Foldscope? Photos taken with d foldscope. Fenugreek has benefits for lowering blood sugar levels, boosting testosterone,& increasing milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fenugreek may also reduce cholesterol levels, lower inflammation & help with appetite control, pain…

Mold on Onions through foldscope

Posted by JAISHREE on June 30 2020 This is d my first post on d microcosmos ,so thanks to my friend@edurafi also thanks to Manu prakash & all foldscope community. I was read some health benefits of Onions. Onions may benefit to heart Health. Onion loaded with antioxidant.it contain cancer fighting components.It help to control…

गवती चहा/Harbal tea/Lemongrass/Cymbopogon Citratus through foldscope

गवती चहा मायक्रोस्कोप मध्ये कशी दिसते? लेमनग्रास माइक्रोस्कोप में कैसे दिखता है? How does leaf of Lemongrass looks through d foldscope? Next from our garden, i was wondering how leaf of lemongrass looks like under d foldscope. I was read about,Harbal tea/Lemongrass may also be consumed to treat -Hypertention, Epilepsy, Musculoskeletal pain,Cough, Rheumatism,Fever , Common…

Garden pests – what’s really there?

I’m quite active in my garden these days, mainly because I’m retired and have the time, but also because a year or so ago I was given seeds and later I had my landscape done and planted many, many new plants. Now, my garden – both landscape plants and planter boxes – is thriving, but…

Hidden microbes

This picture was taken after obtaining a sample from the underside of the thread of the cap for a water bottle. Observe the larger microbe and the smaller ones surrounding it.

Foldoscoping on the day of Janata Curfew

what better way to celebrate the Janata Curfew inside the home? During the day of Janata curfew to destroy the Carona virus from India, Prime minister Narendra Modi started a journey on 22 March 2020. To celebrate this event we students with Ms. Sri Lakshmi, Ms. Purandarswari under the guidance of Dr. Vemuri srs Praveen…