I’m Ad, from Twende Innovation Centre in Arusha, Tanzania. We just got a few Foldscopes, and we’ve been trying them out. I’m posting our first pictures here, but as you can see, we haven’t gotten the hang of using a phone to take pictures. Anyone have tips on Foldscope photography? We tried sticking my phone in a vice, but I still feel like I need an extra hand to focus it…
Our first specimen: A dead butterfly found near the workshop!
From left to right: butterfly as found, end of its back leg, edge of its wing.
Pretty cool to see the claw on the end of the leg and the scales on the wing. I’ll have to do some research to figure out the purpose of the feathery formations on the wing’s edge.
I tried to catch some fleas from a street dog by my house, but they were too fast. So instead, here’s a scab with some hairs that fell of of her:
That’s all for now, but we’ll hopefully have more soon. We’re psyched to become part of the Foldscope community.