Exploring!

Date: 20th Jun 2018Place: Life Science Lab, St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), MumbaiDescription: My first few Foldscope images! Exploring was fun! I looked at a plant leaf that I picked on my way to college, some soil from the college garden and a run-away thread from my cotton dress. Observations:The leaf section was too thick and…

Magnification Comparison

Date: 19th Jun 2018Place: Life Science Lab, St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai Description: The magnification of the assembled Foldscope (140X) was compared with that of the standard compound light microscope (10X and 40X lenses). Permanent slides were viewed. A slight aberration was observed at the edges of the field of view of the Foldscope possibly…

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 dilobum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium dilobum protozoa in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using Foldscope. The organism is ellipsoidal with two incurved spines that nearly touch at their tips.

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.

Workshop for students of Satya Sai Girls College, Bhopal

B.Sc. and M.Sc. students from Satya Sai College for Women, Bhopal have participated in one day workshop on Foldscope. The students who are working on microbiological aspects under their dissertation work were very much amazed with the functioning of Foldscope and wanted to use Foldscope in their research work.

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…

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.

Video showing movement of cilia of Eudiplodinium maggii

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

Collection of rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. This post is in response to Manu Prakash’s comment on our previous post (Ostracodinium nucleolobum in rumen fluid). Video showing the collection of rumen fluid from the cattle by using rumen fluid collection pump.

One day workshop at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipore, Dumdum, West Bengal, India

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, and School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, jointly in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya, organized a one day Workshop at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipore, Dumdum, West Bengal, India on 27th July 2019. Introductory Session- A brief presentation on “Power of Ten” was given by Mr. Pradip Das, to…

Elytroplastron bubali in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Elytroplastron Elytroplastron bubali present in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Elytroplastron bubali has skeletal plates on upper side

Polyplastron multivesiculatum -Protozoa in rumen fluid

DBT scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Polyplastron Polyplastron multivesiculatum protozoawas identified using foldscope. Polyplastron multivesiculatum has distinct operculum and it is found in the rumen of cattle.

Diplodinium dentatum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium Diplodinium dentatum protozoa in rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Diplodinium dentatum has six heavy incurved posterior spines

Binary fission of protozoa

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Binary fission of protozoa visualized under foldscope

Ostracodinium nucleolobum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium nucleolobum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostracodinium nucleolobum is roughly triangular to flattened ellipsoidal and left side is slightly convex, while right side is nearly flat.