For long time I wanted to really see how fungi looks. So today i decided to see it with the foldscope. But I did not have lactophenol cotton blue stain to see it. So I found an alternative from the internet and tried it – Iodine and Glycerine is the alternative.
Fungi was present in the wheat batter which was around 10 days old. I took small quantity of the sample.
Mixed 2 ml of Iodine and 2 ml of Glycerin. Took one drop and added to the foldscope slide with the sample of fungi.
Result: Was able to see only dark colour in the background
Add 12 ml of water to 2 ml of iodine and 2 ml of Glycerin. I mixed it well. Then I repeated the same procedure.
Now I got to see this
I would like to know what fungi species is this. I have a doubt whether it could be mucor species or something similar.