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PICTURES TAKEN FROM FOLDSCOPE AT ICAR-National organic farming research institute, Gangtok Sikkim

Human Skin Cell Observation Using Foldscope.

The human skin is the outer covering part of the body. The human skin has up to seven layers of ectodermal tissue. Human skin is similar to the mammals skin. Human skin plays an important role in protecting the body against pathogens.

BEAN RUST

French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris )

Workshop on Foldscope at Meghalaya, India

The prop roots of Ficus elastica (rubber tree) are trained over 15-20 years to form the natural living bridge to cross rivers and streams found in Meghalaya. The bridges grow to approximately 50 to 100 feet long and have strong and deep interwoven prop roots providing a boat-shaped foothold. A workshop on Foldscope has been…

MAIZE RUST

COMMON RUST OF CORN, CAUSED BY Puccinia sorghi . SymptomsSymptoms of common rust often appear after silking. Small, round to elongate brown pustules form on both leaf surfaces and other above ground parts of the plant. As the pustules mature they become brown to black. If disease is severe, the leaves may yellow and die…

Pollens of the Rain tree (Samanea saman)

Photographed and measured the size of the pollens of the Rain tree (Samanea saman) using the @TeamFoldscope. It is the most common tree in #Mumbai. The size of the pollen is around 119 microns and it is polyad of 24 to 32 grains.

How to measure the size of any object using the Foldscope.

When we observe objects under Foldscope, sometimes we want measure the size of the objects we are observing for various purposes. In this post I’m describing a method with which we can measure the size of the object.With the Foldscope deluxe kit, there are few grid slides with different grid sizes. I used a 0.5…

Workshop on Foldscope at Universal Bee Club

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a one day workshop on Foldscope at Universal Bee Club, Bauria, and West Bengal in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya. 25 beekeepers from various parts of West Bengal participated in this workshop. Introductory session- At first, a brief introduction on Foldscope was given to the participants….

Beekeeping training summer camp at Universal Bee Club

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a workshop on Foldscope at Beekeeping training summer camp, at Universal Bee Club, Bauria, West Bengal in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya. Introductory session-In this camp, the brief idea of melissopalynology and the use of melissopalynology for evaluation of honey was given to the beekeepers. Demonstration…

Human Kidney Cell View Under Foldscope.

The Kidneys are two bean in shape. Generally placed in vertebrates. The nephron is called as the structural and functional unit of the kidney .The renal circulation is the process which supplies the blood to the kidney via the renal arteries.

One day workshop on Foldscope at Baghmundi village of Purulia, West Bengal, India

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya, organised a one day workshop on the morning of 15th April 2019 at Bongada Bidu Chandan Birda Gaarh Primary School, Purulia, West Bengal, India. Introductory Session- The session started with giving a basic idea of how small our naked eyes can…

One day with foldscope at the Srijan arts school, Purulia, West Bengal, India

A one-day workshop was conducted in Srijan Arts School, Balaram, Purulia, West Bengal, India. Students from different classes were present. To them, The concept of the microscope was in itself a fascinating thing. When a paper microscope was introduced to them, they were excited to observe the microcosmos through the Foldscope. Introductory Session The session…

POLLEN OF NEEDLEWOOD TREE

ITS SCIENTIFIC NAME IS SCHIMA WALLICHII , LOCALLY KNOWN IN SIKKIM BY CHILAUNE. This tree is also known for its beautiful flower which is white, fragrant, 3-4 cm across. Sepals rounded. Five white petals are broadly ovate and rounded. There is a dense bunch of orange-yellow stamens in the center. The astringent corollas are used…

One day workshop on Foldscope at Purulia

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, organised a one day workshop at C.S.N High School, Balarampur, Purulia, West Bengal, India on 13th April 2019. Introductory Session- The workshop started with Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri, giving the basic idea of foldscope and the microscopic world to the participants. The participants were students of standard 6 to…