Observation of HCC patients FNAC sample under foldscope.

The figure shows cluster of large pleomorphic cells with abundant cytoplasm, vesicular nuclei and prominent nucleoli in an aspirate from a case of hepatocellular carcinoma.  Images taken with Foldscope attaching Lenovo K6-Note android cell phone. Fig  b (2X), c (3X), d (4X)  are zoom out images of Fig a.

Help me to identify this nematode

This sample also collected by XISc students from Karang Island, Manupur during Field Exposure Trip. It seems to be a nematode so kindly help to identify this sample.

Is it a Brachionus?

This sample is collected by the XISc students during Field Exposure Trip at Karang Island, Manipur. It looks like Brachionus so kindly help proper identification.

Saltatorial insect legs with claws under Foldscope

The claws are the final (furthest from the body) segment in the leg of an insect. Most insects possess two claws on each leg. Claws are present in the saltatorial leg types are observed and identified through foldscope.

Saltatorial leg type of Grasshopper under Foldscope

Saltatorial legs are the type of the enlarged hind legs adapted for jumping. These legs are characterized by an elongated femur and tibia. Ex: Grasshoppers, crickets and Katydids (Orthoptera). Spines are present on the tibia are observed and identified using Foldscope.

Pterostigma in dragonfly wing through Foldscope

A pterostigma is a group of specialized cells in the outer wings of insects, which are often thickened or coloured, and thus stand out from other cells. It is particularly noticeable in dragonflies but presents also in other insect groups, such as snakeflies, hymenopterans, and megalopterans. The pterostigma is a dark pigmented spot on the…

Dragonfly nodus through Foldscope

                   Dragonfly has excellent flight performance and maneuverability due to the complex vein structure of the wing. In this research, nodus as an important structural element of the dragonfly wing is identified and confirmed through an experimental foldscope visualization approach. Three vein structures were fabricated as, open-nodus structure, closed-nodus structure (with a flex-limiter) and rigid…

Filiform Antenna through Foldscope

The antennae of insect are often called ‘feelers’ because the insect waves them around. This is the wrong name because they are not only used for touch. The antennae are actually the insects ‘nose’ – they are used for the sense of smell. The paired antennae are made up of a number of individual joints….