Workshop on Foldscope at Murguma, Purulia at Nature study Camp in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya

A workshop named “Exploring Invisible World with Foldscope” at Murguma, Purulia at morning session of 27th December, 2018 was organized by foldscope team of University of Calcutta, Department of Environmental Science in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya on 27th December, 2018. All the students of Nature Study Camp were present at the workshop. They were divided into 3 groups. First group was selected to collect any flower sample at the camp site, second group was elected to collect leaf, and third group collected water sample from the nearby pond with the help of plankton net and the given time was 10 minutes for sample collection.

Workshop on Foldscope at Murguma, Purulia in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya

After the sample collection Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri introduced foldscope to all the teams. First team collected flowers samples of Leonotis and Dendropthoe. The second team collected pond water sample in a 15ml Centrifuge tube. One drop of pond water sample was taken in a grooved slide and one drop of Lugol’s Iodine was added to it. Third team collected leaf samples. Leaves were used to study stomata. One curious student prepared a slide of corolla of Leonitis to under foldscope.

Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri introducing students to foldscope
Hairy epidermal cells of Leonotis sp.
Pollen grains of Dendropthoe sp.
Pollen grains of Leonotis sp flower
Zooplankton collected from nearby pond at Murguma, Purulia
leaf surface and stomata of monocot plant

Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri demonstrating foldscope to the students at workshop

Slide preparation at workshop

2 Comments Add yours

  1. laksiyer says:

    Oh the pollen images are exquisite

    1. Punarbasu says:

      Thank you very much for your kind response. We would try to deliver better results in the future.

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