Hi, I am Udit Sancheti, a summer visiting student at TIFR Hyderabad’s Science Education and Outreach Program. Here is the microcosmos link.
In my explorations with the foldscope, I made many observations with fairly random objects such as my skin tissue, jeans fabric, sand grains, among others. Some of them were really good. However, the most fascinating observation that I made was that of a flower.
The flower was from the plant Portulaca Oleracea or Common Purslane (‘ganga payala’ in Telugu) growing in the campus garden.
Observations under Foldscope
The flower petal
These images are of three different regions of one petal. The last one had some pollens grains stuck to it.
The stigma had five lobes. These are pictures of some of the lobes, with pollen grains stuck to them.
The actual pictures are hyperlinked with all the pictures used in this post for a better view.
Cheers, Udit Sancheti