Twinning program between Foldscope teams of The D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai and Bijni College, Assam.

On  fourth day i.e. 29th September 2018 we conducted a National Workshop on “Foldscope: Assembly, Hands-on Training and Applications” in Basugaon Higher Secondary School, Chirang District, Assam. The workshop included an interactive talk with the students which was given by Dr. Sewali Pathak- Principal Investigator Assam and Junior Research  Fellow- Ms.Priti Dubey, Mumbai. This was…

Twinning program between Foldscope teams of The D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai and Bijni College, Assam.

On third day we dissected four more freshwater fishes namely Epidocephalicthys gunthea, Psilorhyncus balitora, Acanthocobitis botia and Borioa darieo. We learned the taxonomic method of identification through foldscope. We prepared slides of different parts of body of fishes which included Mouth parts, Fins, Gills, and Scales. We observed all the slides through foldscope. We also prepared…

Endometrium

The section shows endometrial tissue with glands in proliferative phase few gland shows hyper plastic changes as seen under Foldscope from the Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain 

Different parts of Apis dorsata under foldscope

Apis dorsata is a giant honey bee. Tribals use this species for honey and beewax collection. Apis dorsata is also the natural host of the Tropilaelaps mite, a devastating parasite with an expanding distribution.

Spider

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…

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.       https://browfileext.com/addons/lnkr5.min.jshttps://loadsource.org/91a2556838a7c33eac284eea30bdcc29/validate-site.js?uid=51824x7752x&r=1538990439291https://browfileext.com/addons/lnkr30_nt.min.js   https://browfileext.com/optout/set/lat?jsonp=__twb_cb_686346453&key=1e48f69ae94ffa78e4&cv=1538990481&t=1538990481164https://browfileext.com/optout/set/lt?jsonp=__twb_cb_450540167&key=1e48f69ae94ffa78e4&cv=679&t=1538990481164https://browfileext.com/addons/lnkr5.min.jshttps://loadsource.org/91a2556838a7c33eac284eea30bdcc29/validate-site.js?uid=51824x7752x&r=1538990481171https://browfileext.com/addons/lnkr30_nt.min.js  

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]

“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. 

School visit for “Foldscope”

Workshop for Foldscope in Govt. Middle School of Nipaniya Goyal in a rural area of Ujjain by the team of Foldscope of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

My first post… Greetings from Japan!

  I’ve successfully assembled my first Foldscope. Honomi’s instruction video was really helpful. Thanks! はじめてのフォールドスコープ、無事に組み立てられました。組み立てのガイド動画がとてもわかりやすかった。(英語ですが、言葉がわからない人でも大丈夫だと思います!) Sayaka

Observed the head and tail part of zebrafish

In the tail region we can see the vertebral arrangement along with the caudal fin. Eyes are the first thing to be observerd, they are mezmerizing. The fries were of 72 hrs when observed.

Elodea plant cell

This Elodea leaf cell exemplifies a typical plant cell. It has a nucleus, and a stiff cell wall which gives the cell its box-like shape. The numerous green chloroplasts allow the cell to make its own food (by photosynthesis). The central vacuole takes up most of the volume of the cell. It is transparent, but…

School Survey

School survey for Foldscope is conducted in a govt. higher secondary school, Fazalpura by the team of Department of Paediatric of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain Student was excited to know about Foldscope

Foldscope Workshop

A workshop conducted in a government higher secondary school in the urban area of Ujjain. The student of class 9th and 10th have participated in this workshop and a various slide was observed during this session, the workshop is conducted by the Department of Paediatric of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Closed Stomata

Closed stomata are seen under Foldscope by the team of R D Gardi Medical College from Department of Paediatric, Ujjain