College : CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bengaluru
Sample: Periplaneta americana (cockroach)
Site of sample collection: CMR National PU College, ITPL
Date of Collection: 19 February 2019
Date of Observation: 23 February 2019
Students involved: Navyaa Shah, A.S.Vidisha, Malavika Rajesh
A cockroach leg was taken and viewed under the foldscope. The mid-section, joint and tip were seen clearly.
The tip of the cockroach leg was dark brown, tapering and had hair-like structures at regular intervals.
Next, the midsection of the leg was viewed. The mid-section was broad, with hair-like structures and faded from a dark brown colour to an ochre shade towards the sides.
Lastly, the joint of the cockroach was observed. The joint was clearly visible and the segmented sections were precise.