மகரந்ததூள். இன்று நடைபெற்ற மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கி பயிற்சியில் மகரந்ததூள் தெளிவாக பார்க்கப்பட்டது.

Viewing black cumin “infested with pests” using Foldscope

Black cumin is an Indian spice, which was found infested with some kind of pests. A pest was captured and viewed under Foldscope. The closer view helped us to identify the insect as “Cigerrette bettle” (Lasioderma serricorne) (Source: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/stored/cigarette_beetle.htm). With the help of Foldscope, we were able to study the insect much closely and also viewed…

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Foldscope workshop training at cumbam organised by TNSF Theni

Vanakam Today dist level workshop on foldscope In Theni Dist

இன்று தான் மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கிக்கான பயிற்சி எடுத்தேன். மிகவும் பிரையோஜனமான விஷயம். அரசுப்பள்ளி மாணவர்களுக்கான மிகச்சிறந்த ஆய்வு ஆர்வத்தினை கொடுக்கும் அற்புத கலையிது. நன்றிகளும் ,மகிழ்ச்சியும். -சக.முத்துக்கண்ணன்.ஆசிரியர்.

A fly wing

I’ve only had my Foldscope a short time and am still learning how get the best possible images. I found a fly in a spiders web at home and decided to take a closer look at its wing. I’m fascinated by the tiny hairs that cover the wing. What purpose do they serve?

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Danjugan Island Ecosystems & Big Blue Network

We introduced Foldscopes to 25 kids participating in a week-long camp know as the Danjugan Island Environment Education Program.  The kids used their Foldscopes to get a different perspective of the island’s  5 different eco-systems which they also explored on hikes and by snorkelling.               Three Foldscopes with different…

Pollen grain

Pollen grain of Hibiscus rosa sinensis under foldscope

Microalgal biofilm

Biofilm of the spherical microalga Mixed microalgae community with protozoan organism Spherical algal cells attached with filamentous algal cells

Different Larvae through foldscope

Bipinneria Larva of Echinodermata Cercaria Larva of Fasciola hepatica Glochidium larva of Mollusca Miracidium larva of Fasciola hepatica Trocophore larva of Annelida

Stomata of Alocasia indica (Roxb) Schott

These are the stomata of Alocasia indica (Roxb) Schott, grown in the kitchen garden of JNV Papumpare, Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is a medicinal plant. Petiole, rhizome and leaf are edible. Leaf lamina roasted for local application on boils.

Foldscope used in IMSc Outreach Programme Summer School Students Workshop 2018

I am Sandhiya.S, studying 10th Standard in Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair, Chennai 600037. I am undergoing Summer School Students Workshop 2018 at Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.  #imscsssw2018  (https://www.imsc.res.in/). I was trained to use foldscope and with the help of it, I took the following samples. I am very excited to study the…

Exploring the sea at the dining table Episode 3

Hello Foldscopers! Do you ever look at algae and think, “That looks yummy”? Well, I do. Maybe not when they are in their raw form, but I certainly do when they arrive at my dining table. I eat all kinds of edible multicellular marine algae (seaweed) on a daily basis. Edible seaweeds play an important…