Spirogyra from a pond @ Kansal Forest

As we walked towards the log hut, two small rain-fed lakes meant for fulfilling the water requirement of wild animals were seen in the Kansal forest.

Besides, several small dams were seen flowing through the area These had algal blooms from where we collected samples.

Later in the lab, a sample was drawn and gently spread on a glass slide to capture a view through foldscope.  Very fine intricate network of green algal filaments were seen. These had spiral shaped chloroplasts with cells placed end to end. Several cells showed clumping of chloroplasts too. Spirogyra  filaments in abundance was a beauty to watch under foldscope.

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    The intricacy of these woven structures is incredible. I do see your point about some of them being “clumped” – what an amazing post.

    Congrats @dhawan and team. You all are becoming pros pretty quickly. What else might be in that lake. Try a tiny sediment of mud/water from the bottom of the lake. You will be surprised.


  2. sdhawan_SD24 says:

    Thank you for your inspiring words. Definitely We’ll try those samples as well.

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