Illumination effects on unidentified diatoms

Well, some time ago I was experimenting with the foldscope LED position and their effects on a sample of water from irrigation canal, and I discovered that some rectangular things shine and change their colors, I ask to official Foldscope Instagram account what that things could be, and Manu said “that’s a diatom”.

So this is all my diatom stuff, enjoy it 🙂

-Kevin R.

Direct illumination
Darkfield try
Another one
Red & pink
And my favorite one…
Blue style
Shades of pink
Rainbow
Also I did a YouTube video about it

That’s all folks!

One Comment Add yours

  1. laksiyer says:

    These are gorgeous colors. Wonder what would happen if the light is polarized.

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