#IndiaFoldscopePhase1- Observing Yogurt Bacteria under foldscope

Made an attempt to observe yogurt bacteria under foldscope, diluted the yogurt, filtered under observed under foldscope without any stain. These are the images , i assume these as lactobacillus, is it ? or give your suggestion


                         Yogurt under foldscope

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    That’s a wonderful experiment. I assume you did this with yoghurt that was made at home or traditional medthods – unlike processed yoghurt we buy in pre-packages.

    Round globules could also be fat droplets in milk. I would suggest to repeat the experiment a couple of times; at different stages of yoghurt settling – with alsonplaying close attention to rod like shapes.

    Also; here is another post on imaging bacteria – try using as much zoom you might have available on your phone: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=38324

    The motility of these bacteria is a give away for identifying the same.


    1. Tulasi Mastanamma says:

      Yes, this is a home made yogurt. I will repeat the experiment as suggested by you and i am sure i can post a beautiful video on this

    2. Tulasi Mastanamma says:

      Thanks you very much Manu, This link really very useful and changed my perception of observing organisms under foldscope. Afterwards I have uploaded some posts and each is like a lesson. Thank you

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