periphyton diversity of periyar river

                         Identified 3 different diatoms,navicula,synedra and fragilaria from a single sample collected from site 3 aluva

T.S. of Pea Root

Transverse section of Pea Root seen under Foldscope using Methylene Blue stain. Samples were surface sterilized and then embedded in Paraffin wax for thin sectioning.


   I have conducted foldscope training program for 100 students in Ramasamy pillai higher secondary school at ilanji .Tirunelveli district in  tamilnadu.  

IISF India International Science Festival 2018 at Lucknow

I went to IISF India International Science Festival for my research work poster presentation. There, I met Mo Pandiarajan (Foldscope Expert) sir. He verbally invited me to give foldscope training program for IISF India International Science Festival students/participants. It’s my pleasure to help our Kerala and Andhra Students to assemble the foldscope. Surprisingly, I met Prof. Manu…


The eye arrangement can be a key factor when identifying spiders to family, and sometimes to genus, but are almost never useful in identifying to species. For identifying to species, spinnerets and leg details (especially first and 4th legs) are also useful. However, the best thing anyone can do is to get an extreme closeup…

Bryophyta Leaves

Funaria hygrometrica is the most common species. Funaria hygrometrica is called “cord moss” because of the twisted seta. The name is derived from Latin word “funis” meaning a rope. Leaves are arranged on the axis in spiral fashion. The leaves are sessile, simple, green and distinct mid rib. The leaf is single layered thick except…

Heartbeat of Zebra fish recorded under foldscope

Zebra fish (Danio rerio) has been emerged as one of the latest “models” for vertebrate embryological development studies. It offers advantages over traditional mammalian models as it has transparent body which is helpful in tracking down of drugs and can easily be monitored under foldscope. Heartbeat of the normal Zebra fish embryo (a week old)…

Ants Observed Under Foldscope

Ants Observed Under Foldscope.Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the Cretaceous period, about 140 million years ago, and diversified after the rise of flowering plants.

Foldscope Utility Workshop

Picture clicked during this workshop held at Government Higher Secondary School Maharajwada, Ujjain M.P.

Foldscope Utility Workshop

We conducted workshop for students about the use of microscope and introduce with Foldscope. The workshop is completed at Government Higher Secondary School Maharajwada, Ujjain by the team of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain (Department of Pediatric)    

Foldscope workshop

Photo clicked during workshop on EXPLORATION OF MINUSCULE WORLD THROUGH FOLDSCOPE held at shashwat concept school, amravati, maha, india on 23rs sept 2018The workshop conducted by the student of bsc 3rd yr BIO ,guided by: dr khedakar sir, dept.of Botany ;Shree shivaji science college, amravati,maha,india...It was unforgatable experience that every student was vry much attracted...

Mosquito larva under foldscope

The mosquito larva has a well-developed head with mouth brushes used for feeding, a large thorax with no legs, and a segmented abdomen.  

Trichogramma japonicum under the Foldscope

Trichogramma japonicum is the best biological control agent for the rice stem borer, which causes enormous yield losses year after year in India and several rice-growing countries in Asia. This minute parasitoid impedes the life cycle of the stem borer by attacking the latter’s eggs in the field. [Insects supplied by Dr Y. Lalitha]

Posterior Spircale of Stomoxys species

Stomoxys commonly known as stable fly resembles the house fly (Musca domestica).  Stable flies are obligate blood feeders and primarily attack cattle and horses for a blood meal (, 2018) The Stomoxys larvae was collected from an infected wound and was processed. The steps involved are: The larvae was boiled in 10% NaOH for about 5…

“Utility of the Foldscope in Crop Protection: Assessment-cum-Training Workshop for Farmers” at Haristhala, Karnataka

ICAR–NBAIR conducted a workshop entitled “Utility of the Foldscope in Crop Protection: Assessment-cum-Training Workshop for Farmers” at Haristhala village in Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka on 28 August 2018. The main purpose of this workshop was to introduce the Foldscope to the local farming community and to assess the utility of the gadget in crop protection….

Best Poster Award at the First International Conference on Biological Control

  Our poster titled “Taking advantage of the Foldscope in biocontrol research and practice” won the “Best Poster Award” at the “First International Conference on Biological Control: Approaches and Applications” held at Le Meridien Hotel in Bengaluru on 27–29 September 2018.  The poster was acclaimed by the delegates and attracted the attention of many international participants. 

Documentation on the Collection of Cattle ticks

In response to Dr.Manu Prakash’s comment on our previous post, we are presenting the process of tick collection and the surroundings from which the ticks were collected. The ticks were collected from the cow  which had come to Large Animal Clinic (LAC) , Madras Veterinary College  on 27th September 2018 with the following symptoms:  fever,…

Parasitic infections in Cattle (a. Cattle ticks)

Endoparasites live inside the host. The may either be microparasites such as: blood protozoans (Theileria, Babesia, Trypanosomes) or macroparasites like: Helminths (Trematodes, Cestodes, Nematodes) Ectoparasites include ticks, mites, leeches, flies etc . They live on the outer surface of the host. The most common ectoparasites are ticks which causes cattle tick fever, Theileriosis ,Babesiosis etc….

Rice weevil in foldscope

Photo clicked during workshop on " EXPLORATION OF MINUSCULE WORLD THROUGH FOLDSCOPE" on 23rd sept 2018 at 'Prashnachinh' adivashi aashram school , mangrool (chavhala) dis. Amravati, maha,India conducted by std of bsc 3rd yr , shivaji science college, amravati, guided by Dr. Khedkar sir , dept. Of botanyInto the foldscope the common rice weevil look...