Trichogramma embryophagum

It is an exotic species of Trichogramma. Apple codling moth is a targetted pest of T. embryophagum Thanks to Dr.Y.Lalitha

Mosquito Proboscis

DITI NAGAONKAR-EKYA SCHOOL, ITPL The proboscis of a mosquito is attached to its head. It allows the mosquito to suck in the blood from any animal. It is tubular, needle-like in shape and nature and pierces through the skin. When observed under the foldscope, the proboscis appears to have hair-like structures present on it.

Mosquito Body

DITI NAGAOKAR-EKYA SCHOOL, ITPL The Body of the mosquito is cylindrical in shape. The first picture below depicts the posterior end of the mosquito. The second picture shows the thorax region. It is where the wings of the insect are attached.

Mosquito Wing Structure

DITI NAGAONKAR-EKYA SCHOOL ITPL The mosquito has a delicate wing which appears translucent. The whole wing appears like a sheet of light and dark bands. When observed under the foldscope apparatus, very thin vein-like structures are observed in the wing.  

Multiple helminth load

Multiple helminth eggs as seen under foldscope using kato-katz method. The sample was observed from five year old child admitted in Department of Pediatrics R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Mosquito Larvae

Mosquito Larvae, you can see movement that drive circulation as seen under foldscope from the Department of Pediatrics R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Lichen Planus

Section show a piece of skin, epidermis show orthokeratosis, achanthosis, basal cell degeneration with large no. of melanophages as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Leiomyoma

Section show smooth muscles fibres arranged in a whorled pattern along with fibroblast in between as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Cervix with nabothian follicle

Section shows cervix showing stratified squamous epithelium along with nabothian follicles as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Prostatic Hyperplasia

Section shows prostatic tissue comprising of fibromuscular stroma and glands as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Mosquito limbs under Foldscope

DITI NAGAONKAR- EKYA SCHOOL ITPL The mosquito limbs are attached to the abdomen and thorax. They appear with numerous fine hair. While most of the limb is cylindrical in shape, small cone like structure are present in the middle of the limb.

Mosquito Wings under the foldscope

DITI NAGAONKAR- EKYA SCHOOL ITPL The wings of the mosquito observed have a waxy appearance and had streamline shape. They are found attached near the first pair of jointed legs.  

Follicular Adenoma

Section show thyroid follicles mostly of uniform size with few showing colloid and surrounding fibrous capsule as seen under Foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

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….