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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Dear @Subarna,
    Fantastic idea. Can you share how you collected your samples. If you used sticky tape; I would worry that the little wrinkles in the glue will not allow you to see bacteria. You should use a clean glass slide – and see if you can trap particles in flowing air. Very curious to know how you collected samples.

    Here is one extensive example of collecting air borne bacteria:

    Here are two more posts on air borne sampling:
    Black carbon soot –

    Air quality –

    Keep exploring. I am very excited about your project. With air pollution being a major health risk in India; using foldscope to monitor carbon soot will be very valuable.


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