Compound foldscope-2

Monocot leaf T.S. observed through foldscpe and compound foldscope. The image was magnified and it is a mirror image.

Animal Tissue slides observed under Foldscope

During the learning session of the workshop held today on 19th September, 2019 at Department of Zoology, Goalpara College, Assam slides of Animal tissue were observed under Foldscope by the participants/students.

MNP Visit#3

Date: 13th Dec 2018Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi, MumbaiDescription: Today we analysed lily pond water, soil sample and moss that had grown on a stone.

MNP Visit#2

Date: 1st Dec 2018Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi, MumbaiDescription: On our second visit to MNP, we observed the biodiversity in the Water Lily Pond. Water was collected from the surface and from a depth of 10 cm below the surface and analyzed using the Foldscope. No organisms were observed in the surface water. We concluded…

Because Algae’s here to stay!

Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, India. Description: I went on a field visit as a part of a group to observe various water ecosystems. I collected a water sample from a freshwater pond. I observed so many types of algae, but could record only a few of them. Observations:

The nucleus lends my divided cholorophyll some peace: Cylindrotheca

Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, India. Description: I went on a field visit as a part of a group to observe various water ecosystems. I collected a water sample from a freshwater pond. I observed rapid motion of this organism and concluded it to be a diatom. Observations: Kingdom:                    Chromista Subkingdom:              Harosa Infrakingdom:            Heterokonta Phylum:…

Loxophyllum in fresh water…

Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, India. Description: I went on a field visit as a part of a group to observe various water ecosystems. I collected a water sample from a freshwater pond. I observed rapid motion of this particular ciliate and procured its identity! Observations: Kingdom:                    Chromista Subkingdom:              Harosa Infrakingdom:            Alveolata Phylum:                      Ciliophora…

“Protists rule the water”- Urocentrum

Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, India. Description: I went on a field visit as a part of a group to observe various water ecosystems. I collected a water sample from a lotus pond. And I found many of these little creatures making their way in the water. Have a look! Observations: Kingdom:        Chromista Subkingdom:  Harosa…

Macrothrix, is that you? Peekaboo!!!

Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, India. Description: I went on a field visit as a part of a group to observe various water ecosystems. I collected a water sample from a lotus pond. And I saw some kind of movement in the water which wasn’t clear due to insufficient resolution. Hence, I observed the same…

What’s floating???

Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, India. Description: I went on a field visit as a part of a group to observe various water ecosystems. I collected a water sample from an artificial water body made for the purpose of rain water harvesting. And this is what I saw in a single drop- something, or rather…

Passiflora incarnata

Date: 15th Sep 2018Place: Flower from a Passiflora vine near CSMT railway station, MumbaiDescription:Passiflora incarnata is also called Krishna Kamal (Black/ dark Lotus) in the local language Marathi. I studied the flower petals, ovaries and the pollen grains. It is surprising to note that the dark coloured pigment on closer observation actually are pinkish red…

MNP Visit#1

Date: 24th Oct 2018Place: Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP), Dharavi, MumbaiDescription:After receiving the written permission to carry out field studies in the MNP, we paid our first visit in order to look around and choose the study sites (ecological niche). We spent a plesant afternoon walking around the park and narrowed down on the Lotus Pond,…