Exploring the Microcosmos with Foldscope at Khalna, West Bengal

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta and Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya Vigyan Prasar Samity jointly organized a workshop in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya on 19th October 2019 at Khalna, Howrah, West Bengal. Introductory Session- In this session, a brief idea about the origami microscope and its applications were demonstrated by the  Foldscope team,…

Foldscope orientation Programme at Soalkuchi Higher Secondary School,Kamrup: Assam

A foldscope orientation Programme was conducted in Soalkuchi higher Secondary school, Kamrup, Asaam. The science teachers and 32 number of class IX & X students were participated in the Programme. Firstly the students were given a general introduction of microscopy and Foldscope and afterwards the were taught about the preparation of slides by demonstration. A…

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 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.

Ostracodinium obtusum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium obtusum protozoa was identified using foldscope. Ostracodinium obtusum has an elongated oval body with no caudal lobes or spines. It is found in rumen of the cattle.

Metadinium ypsilon in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium ypsilon protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium ypsilon is a rare species found in the rumen of cattle.

Metadinium medium in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium medium protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium medium has ellipsoidal to triangular boady with a small operculum. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Blepharoconus krugerensis in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Blepharoconus Blepharoconus krugerensis protozoa was identified using foldscope. Blepharoconus krugerensis has a regular shaped ovoid body that is flattened dorso- ventrally. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Ophryoscolecidae in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Ophryoscolecidae protozoa was identified using foldscope.

Eremoplastron rostratum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Eremoplastron Eremoplastron rostratum protozoa was identified using foldscope. Eremoplastron rostratum has a curved ventral spine. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Charonina ventriculi in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Protozoa under the genus Charonina Charonina ventriculi protozoa was identified by using foldscope. Anterior end is bluntly pointed and the posterior end more finely tapered.

Video showing the movement of Eremoplastron bovis

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Eremoplastron Video showing the movement of cilia of Eremoplastron bovis ,visualized under the foldscope.

Ophryoscolex purkynjie in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ophryoscolex Ophryoscolex purkynjie protozoa present in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified by methyl green staining using foldscope. Ophryoscolex purkynje body is characterized by the long caudal spinatin. Rumen fluid was collected from a healthy cow. Smear…

Compound eye of Chironomidae

Midges (Chironomidae) are the most wide spread and numerous insects resembling mosquitoes.  Adult Midges are commonly observed flying in swarms or “clouds”, or are seen resting on fences, walls, under eaves and in protected areas such as porches and entryways.  https://napamosquito.org/vectors-and-pests/mosquitoes/harmless-mosquito-like-insects/

Entodinium longinucleatum in rumen fluid of cattle

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium longinucleatum protozoa was identified using foldscope.Entodinium longinucleatum is ellipsoid, flattened and it is found in the rumen of cattle.Rumen fluid was stained by methyl green.