Outreach workshop at Pragjyotish school, Panjabari, Guwahati (assam)

On dated 03-09-2019, an outreach workshop on the use Foldscope was organised in Pragjyotish School, Panjabari, Guwahati (Assam). Me (PI) , CoPI Dr. Namrem Suchindrajit Singh, Project Asstt. Santana Saikia and two of my student Rubina and Anandita were present there.Students of class VII, IX and X were targeted and taught about assembly of Foldscope…

Ciliates

I found this ciliates in stored dirty rain water it was a bit green in colour. When I took some rain water on slide and covered it with cover slip and observed it under a foldscope I found some ciliates but when I applied some pressure on cover slip they were braking and all stuff…

Apricot Skin Ekya School J.P. Nagar

An apricot is a dry fruit with thick and tasty flesh and a thick skin too. An apricot’s scientific name is armeniaca. This skin is from a rotten brown day old apricot.

Foldscope Microscope Programme

School Chowkidar of Tepuram High School is interested to observe slide under foldscope microscope (TERI, Guwahati) # India Foldscope Phase 1

Entodinium caudatum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium caudatum protozoa in the rumen of cattle was identified using foldscope.

Diplodinium flabellum in rumen fluid

Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium Diplodinium flabellum protozoa in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Diplodinium flabellum is a rare species that has only been found in Indian cattle and it is ovoid to triangular in side view.

Metadinium affine in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium affine protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium affine has skeletal plates lying adjacent to each other.

Metadinium banksi in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium banksi protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium banksi is ellipsoidal with a smoothly rounded posterior end and has two converging skeletal plates.

Entodinium dilobum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium dilobum protozoa in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using Foldscope. The organism is ellipsoidal with two incurved spines that nearly touch at their tips.

Entodinium ovinum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium ovinum protozoa in cattle rumen fluid was identified using Foldscope

Epidinium lunatus in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Protozoa under the genus Epidinium Epidinium lunatus protozoa was identified using foldscope. Epidinium lunatus is smaller than the other species and has only one skeletal plate, have the same body shape as the epidinia and has a long tapering caudal spine.

Epidinium caudatum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Protozoa under the genus Epidinium Epidinium caudatum protozoa in the cattle rumen fluid was identified using foldscope.

Isotricha prostoma in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Protozoa under the genus Isotricha Isotricha prostoma protozoa was identified using foldscope. Isotricha prostoma is oval and uniformly covered with cilia.The posterior end is rounded and anterior end is pointed. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Congo-Bound Foldscopes

I’ve got 200 Foldscopes packed in my suitcases as I head to Congo this Thursday on a personal visit back to my Peace Corps village. Dr. Prakash tells me these are the first in Congo and I’m excited to help find the schools and teach the students how to use them. I know that for…

REACHING THE UNREACHED

twinning with Model hr Sec School, Imphal at Apex Christian High School REACHING THE UNREACHED---at Educational Training School (ETS), Motbung with Coordinator and students of Model Hr Sec School, Imphal

Diatoms

I found this in rain water. And they were of different sizes and shapes.