Glimpse | Foldscope local community explorations

This time I am sharing with you content created by local Foldscope community in Iraq. See their nice footages! Also, let us know your opinions and what could be improved. Videos 1- Edit \ Unknown insect – front view.(It looks microscopically like a lice). 2- Edit \ Unknown insect – back view + wings(It looks…

アリの足観察

Microcosmosウェビナー Japanでの観察記録です。 サンプルは庭で捕まえたアリです。 撮影はiPadで、写真は何も加工していません。 デジタルズームも使っていません。

Queen Ant wings

  A few days back ,I saw ants near the door and an insect with wings that  i belive  the Queen ant (motionless). Then I saw that the wings were different there were colourless patches in some area . First time in my life I wilfully plucked a wing ,gave me chills though it was…

Ant on a wire (hair) 

I love tools. The right tool for the right job makes all the difference. But sometimes you have to invent tools. And that’s so much fun; since if it does not work well – you can blame yourself and start all over again.  Here I share a simple method to mount small insects (say an…

Foldscope Day 3: Ants, Pollen, and Berries up close

Ants I stuck an ant under the foldscope. The ant and the foldscope did not disappoint. What looks to the eye approximately like this… …under the foldscope, is transformed into this. So of course, I had to take a video and explore this ant further. Here’s what I saw. Amazingly, the ant is actually translucent,…

From the City to the Jungle with the Foldscope

For the past few months, I’ve been conducting research in the Peruvian Amazon. But when I’m not trekking through the jungle, I’m based in Los Angeles, one of the largest cities in the U.S. So for this post I thought I’d compare and contrast a few things I’ve investigated with my Foldscope, but the moral…

Student field notes & slides

Our first scientist took home a Foldscope over the weekend. He did a great job recording his thought process and observations while exploring the microscopic world. Class started today with him reporting his findings and sharing the slides he made with his fellow scientists. We also took a video of the ant he found in...