Bougainvillea bracts

Many colours are usually found in the bracts of plants of the gender Bougainvillea and it’s very common to confuse them with petals. In this pictures we can see the veins.

A very hairy Mosquito

This hair is on the antenna of a mosquito that I found, so the hair probably acts as sensors.


Thats why ant pinch pain so much

Soros de helecho

Microfotografía de soros de helecho tomada utilizando el foldscope y cámara de teléfono celular.

Orange Crush

“There is no quality of sensation so bare that it is not penetrated with significance. But the dim little meaning which dwells within it, a light joy, a timid sadness, remains immanent or trembles about like a heat mist; it is colour or sound” Merleau-Ponty, The Phenomenology of Perception A sliver of clementine skin with a tapering…

The Martian Landscape of a Coarsely Sliced Beetroot

“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.” Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Two day decay (Rocket leaf)

“Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.” Albert Einstein A fresh rocket leaf from the fridge left for two days on the slide.

Aloe Vera Leaf

Hello! These are pictures of a small slice of Aloe Vera leaf. There are some black spots and string like structures among some green string like pigments. Probably the black spots are nuclei (not sure). Also, there are some circular structures like pebbles with a faint black outlines. It would be a great help if…

Gummy Bear Wrapper

I have a bunch of gummy bear wrappers in my dorm trash, and was curious to see what the plastic wrapper would look like up close. I cut a small piece with scissors to examine. #Bio60_2021

Banana Peel Fiber

Bananas are my favorite snack, so I examined a banana peel fiber from yesterday’s snack in my dorm. I ripped off a small piece that was dangling off the peel, and noticed it was browning a bit compared to yesterday. At first, the piece I examined was a bit thick, so even with bright light…

Fern Rhizome

Fern Rhizome through the foldscope! #Bio60_2021

First Post: Live Ant!

First time using my Foldscope! For my first post, I observe an ant that I caught from our garden at home. I was beyond excited to be able to see the tiny everyday insect up close like never before. It was a bit tricky capturing the little guy and getting it to stay on my…