Here is my first Foldscope video I filmed on April 12th, 2017!
I am getting used to focusing, holding the Foldscope/phone, and optimizing lighting, all at the same time! (Using “Frontiers” Foldscope, indoor natural light, iPhone 4S)
I certainly wasn’t expecting those organisms swimming in this goo. (4/19/2017 update: They are nematodes. Thank you, Laks and Manu for identification help!)
Back in February, 2017, the brown goo looked like this:
My mycology friends helped me identify them as Amanita gemmata. I picked one near San Leandro Creek in Oakland, CA. After observing their gills using fluorescence/DIC, I stored it in my fridge and completely forgot about it! So happy to revisit the specimen to make more discoveries!