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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Wow. Would love to see where the samples were collected. I wonder how long have these creatures lived in the dark dungeons of castles!!



    1. dharmesh says:

      Thank you, Dr Manu Prakash. Posting a few pics of sampling sites. Mainly for the samples from desert varnish (black or dark scrapping), we could observe bacteria as well as fungi on the agar plate after making sample dilutions. Using foldscope, it is hard to visualize these tiny creatures in the scrappings but we could observe termite. It is highly important to note, that on the old buildings and monuments and castles, there are no available nutrients to survive, still, these tiny creatures make their way to thrive in.

      Thanks and regards

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