Date: 20th Jun 2018
Place: Life Science Lab, St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai
My first few Foldscope images! Exploring was fun! I looked at a plant leaf that I picked on my way to college, some soil from the college garden and a run-away thread from my cotton dress.
The leaf section was too thick and individual cells could not be observed. The venation pattern was visible. The soil sample was very dense and should have been diluted. The exciting bit was to discover that even a single thread of cotton was made up of several intertwined microfibrils – no wonder, it is so strong! It was also a lesson that what we see on the surface in nature is just the tip of the iceberg, there is so much detailing that remains hidden. Thanks Foldscope, to help me discover this!