Foldscope – My School Project

I turned my passion for the microcosmos and foldscope, into a meaningful project that I was required to submit for my practical examination at school. I have used to project to as such form a scrapbook of the different specimens I have observed and their short description. I would love to receive feedback from the…


The fastest carnivorous plant, fondly called as Bladderwort belong to “Utricularia sp.,” from Cape Town, South Africa. Sample preparation by Manu Prakash. #Gratitude post ~ it was a great honor to have worked with this great scientist.

My Iphone-foldscope hack

Good day everyone  I want to share my IPhones-foldscope hack with you today. Most apple users has found that there is an extreme, sometimes violent shaking or vibration created when using the magnetic couplers to connect your iPhone and your foldscope. This is due to the fact that the iPhones camera polarization is in the…

Microfauna around lichens

My friend Chandrika brought me a sample of these beautiful lichens  from Bangalore, with the hope of finding Tardigrades in them. We soaked one of the samples in RO water. After 5-6 hours, with great enthusiasm I started to hunt for tardigrades but no luck! In every single sample I observed, that very familiar guest…

Study of floral parts

College name- CMR National PU college, ITPL, Bangalore Sample name- Ajwain(Carom) flower, Basil flower Sample collection- Potted plant at home on 9th March 2020, collected by Kruti Pandya It has always been fascinating to obesrve floral parts under foldscope. Foldscope research was integrated for the study of microsporangia and megasporangia in Angiosperms in II PU(grade…


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Hello :) I am a New User – Africa Coffee Anna

Hello Foldscope community My name is Anna Kim from currently working in Coffee Sector in Rwanda, D.R Congo, Ethiopia, and Burundi. I am so excited to use foldscope in Coffee sectors and will share some results here. I have zero background in Science stuff but let’s see how we can find something and use this…

Barr bodies

Cheek cells were smeared on the slide to view under foldscope

Histology – body parts

Used Histology glass slides from the Cell Structure and Function Lab. It was sort of challenging to navigate with the foldscope because the location of the samples varied on the slide. Ended up just really pressing the slide on to the foldscope and using my toe to take a picture on my phone. A decent…

Cabbage leaf under Foldscope!

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) is a leafy green, red, or white biennial plant grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. Vascular tissues help in conduction of water and food. Xylem transports water and Phloem food. Read more about vascular tissue on the mentioned link-