Planktons from Dikhu river, Nagaland , India seen under foldscope

Dikhu river is one of the most important river of Nagaland. We collected some samples of water from Longsa village area which lies at 26.21240 N and 94.54450 E to assess planktonic diversity of the river. As it is a torrential river, we hardly got any planktons from defined sample. We propagated the population of planktons in laboratory and studied the planktonic world under the foldscope.

It was very amazing to see the whole bunch of planktons, floating around. Pattern of movements performed by different planktons were recorded through video seen under foldscope.

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Absolutely stunning and beautiful. I would love to see some pictures of the river. You have some gems growing in the lab; can you share your Plankton culture protocols.

    Keep exploring -beautiful videos.


  2. laksiyer says:

    Gorgeous videos. The first one with so many rotifers and the second (my favorite) with a small rotifer in the middle of Dileptus. I have never seen so many Dileptus ciliates in one field. I hope you can maintain them. They are aggressive predators and are great to watch when they are hunting. Looking forward to more.

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