What’s this? (Hint: It’s a vegetable.)

We did a Foldscope workshop in Yokohama, Japan. A 12 year old girl brought a sample from her kitchen. What do you think this is? 横浜でフォールドスコープのワークショップを開催しました。 12歳(小学6年生)の女の子が、キッチンからサンプルをもってきてくれましたよ! これは何でしょう? ヒントは、野菜です。 The answer is… celery! セロリ でした! Thank you! Sayaka

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Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 08

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… Step right up Folks…. See the infamous Water bears that can survive extreme conditions… Finally one of them caught in the act too… Tardigrade in a circus act… Just look at…

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 07

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… As I mentioned in my earlier post that we are done with the journey, in the subsequent posts I will be discussing about the methodologies to find them. NOW!!! how does…

Trout (Fish) seminiferous tubules

Seminiferous tubules are located within the testes and are the specific location of meiosis, and the subsequent creation of male gametes, namely spermatozoa. The epithelium of the tubule consists of a type of sustentacular cells known as Sertoli cells, which are tall, columnar type cells that line the tubule.

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 06

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… The last place that we reached was Pangong Tso lake, at a height of about 4,350 m. 60% of the lake’s length lies in China. This lake lies in the Indo-China…

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 05

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… After Khardung La pass we entered Nubra valley (Coldest Desert of India) Still no sign of Lichens anywhere… We’re almost reaching the end… Part 06 in the making…. For other Parts,…

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 04

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… As we finished our journey in Hampta Pass, we returned back to Manali as our trip to Leh–Ladakh was about to start. The valley is one of the biggest biodiversity hotspots,…

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 03

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… Next stop was Hampta Pass (32.2703698 N 77.3465824 E; 4277 m above sea level) Next campsite was Sheagoru (32.2781109 N 77.3549425 E; 3949 m above sea level) Here ends our Journey…

PREY- PREDATOR INTERACTION BETWEEN APHIDS AND LADYBIRD BEETLE

  1st instar larva (0.5-1mm in size)  of ladybird beetle feeding upon Aphis gossypii (cotton aphid).   The adults as well as larva of aphidophagous ladybird beetle feed extensively upon aphids and are known as their primary predators. One larva may eat about 400 medium sized aphids during its development to pupal stage. An adult may…

Foldscope utility workshop

Foldscope workshop conducted in a Nursing College of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain by the team of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Posterior Spircale of Chrysomia species

DBT Foldscope scheme “Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infections in cattle” Here’s a beautiful and detailed picture of the processed Posterior Spiracle of a Chrysomya larvae which was collected from an infected wound of a cow. The steps involved are: The larvae was boiled in 10% NaOH for about 5 mins and was thoroughly…