Leaf Cells Under Foldscope

Hello Foldscopers, I am posting to show you all the leaf of a spider plant. The image is not that clear probably due to the improper light source. Will try to improve… Hope you like it

Human saliva through foldscope

Saliva is an extracellular fluid produced & secreted by salivary glands in d mouth.In human, saliva is 99.5%water plus electrolytes,mucus ,white blood cells, epithelial cells, enzymes, antimicrobial agents such as secretory IgA & lysozyme. The digestive functions of saliva include moistening food , & helping to create a food bolus, so it can be swallowed…

Random Collection of samples

Hai friends of microsomes community. Today July 1st, 2020, I am going to post some of the random pics of various microscopic images of collected samples by foldscope. I thank manu prakash and his team to develop such a beautiful micro size packet to visualize all the human beings, plant culture using such a wonderful…

Human Blood sample through foldscope

Today’s i observed my blood sample under d foldscope without staining. I identify all cells . Blood Sample contains RBC, WBC, (neutrophiles, monocyte, lymphocyte, eosinophiles, basophiles ) Platelets. I write here some percentage&functions of cells. Cells Function Neutrophils (60-70%)== Phagocytosis(engulf bacteria)acute bacterial infections Eosinophils (1-4%)==Important in allergic reaction,kill parasites Basophil(0.5-1%)==Important in allergic reactions & release…

Mold on Onions through foldscope

Posted by JAISHREE on June 30 2020 This is d my first post on d microcosmos ,so thanks to my friend@edurafi also thanks to Manu prakash & all foldscope community. I was read some health benefits of Onions. Onions may benefit to heart Health. Onion loaded with antioxidant.it contain cancer fighting components.It help to control…

गवती चहा/Harbal tea/Lemongrass/Cymbopogon Citratus through foldscope

गवती चहा मायक्रोस्कोप मध्ये कशी दिसते? लेमनग्रास माइक्रोस्कोप में कैसे दिखता है? How does leaf of Lemongrass looks through d foldscope? Next from our garden, i was wondering how leaf of lemongrass looks like under d foldscope. I was read about,Harbal tea/Lemongrass may also be consumed to treat -Hypertention, Epilepsy, Musculoskeletal pain,Cough, Rheumatism,Fever , Common…

A first taste of Foldscope App (in Spanish of course)

El día de hoy recibimos el tan esperado anuncio de la nueva aplicación para dispositivos móviles: Foldscope App. Con agrado escribimos desde esa app ahora mismo y constatamos que aunque necesita trabajo que pula varios detalles, la aplicación es hermosa. Para muestra compartimos con ustedes algunas fotografías de nuestros bichos más conocidos, esperando que esa…

sage leaves

The first post in a long time! I was wondering how sage leaves look like under a microscope. So many “hairs ” !! I guess it explains the soft feeling when you touch the leave. I’m also wondering what are those dark green circles? Stomata?

450x Magnification with HIGH-MAG LENS?

Hello Foldscopers, I am writing to express my doubt on the foldscope magnification. I have bought a foldscope (it has blue color) bought on amazon (LINK: https://www.amazon.in/Vitals-Foldscope-Classroom-Paper-Microscope/dp/B07R4MGBPC/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=foldscope&qid=1593341447&sr=8-3 ) And it says 140x magnification. But when i read a article on foldscope it said foldscope has 450x Magnification. Also what is the difference between the white…

Introducing Foldscope App

All, Thrilled to announce and share the Foldscope app; live at iOS store. You all know this has been under development for a while; it’s such a joy to share this with all of you. Please go download it and give it a spin. I am writing this post from the app itself. A key…

Hello World

Today I learned how to use my new Father’s Day foldscope. I also learned that fungus spores are really tiny! Cute red fungus on log and under the microscope below.

Unfolding Foldscope for the First Time

The current pandemic may have restricted the movement of youngsters but it cannot hold off their passion to learn. Upon discovering Foldscope online, we got a basic kit for these budding, young citizen scientists who gamely assisted in setting it up. It’s a wide stretch of learning and discovery path for them as they try…

Rice weevil in action.

Captured this interesting video of a rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) on day 1 of exploring with the Foldscope. Can someone please explain what exactly is happening here? I’m unable to figure out. If you can see, the weevil is trying to “get rid” of something with its hind legs. Is it an egg? Poop? Another…

Finally, the Tardigrade!

For more than two years now we have scoured water bodies and mosses, and soaked edible and non-edible lichen, in quest of the elusive tardigrades. With the onset of monsoons in Hyderabad, it seemed like a promising time to search for these ‘moss piglets’. That is how one Saturday afternoon, while looking for plants at…

Testing Foldscope App

This is a test post to confirm if the app is posting to the site correctly. A few things to fix: (1) allow for paragraphs to be written (2) allow for upload from already stored images (3) how to confirm camera zoom (can we allow for people to input camera/phone version). (4) allow for some…

Insight into Parasites – A ‘101’ on Viruses

(A small write-up, written by my batchmates and I. Decided to post this here. Hope you enjoy reading it :D) _____ While we’ve been locked in our houses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are wondering when life will be back to normal, we are reminded again and again that a tiny virus has brought…

YOU’VE GOT SNAIL!!

About two years ago I came across these two posts on microcosmos : https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=81 https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=32147 The observations in these posts made me want to image the snails at my home. I have tried imaging snails using many ways: cavity slides, plastic tapes – failing each time. Two things would always happen in my attempts. Either…

Pollen

HI, my first attempt using Foldscope…still learning and tried capturing images of the pollen from the “Meadow Buttercup”

Beard hair

Above beard hair photographed with foldscope 140x and 3x optical and 10x digital zoom of a Samsung S20 in combination with the LED torch function of another Smartphone as backlight. Below the beard hair with daylight led panel as backlight with the following specs Color range 350 to 780nm Color temperature 6500K Light intensity 10000Lux…