Inside of an Indian Red Chilli

Inside of an Indian Red Chilli. These fibres along with the seeds contain most of the intense heat one that makes it taste spicy. The outer layer is just a covering and does not too spicy by themselves without the inside fibres and seeds. These fibres when magnified under a foldscope look like the ones…

Ixora flower petal magnified

This is how a petal of Ixora flower. The flower looks red but when seen in a foldscope each of the many petal look more like orange and brown.

Ginger peel and Red fibres in a foldscope

These pictures show how the red fibres at the upper end of a ginger look like when seen under a foldscope. Some people refer to the red part as the stem. These pictures show how the structure of a ginger peel is when seen under a foldscope.  

Outermost layer of cutile in an apple peel

In most fruits, as they grow, cuticle is released only at the early stage and later it stops releasing cuticle material. Often the cuticle layer is strained, many a times reversibly, during the development of a fruit. However it’s different when it comes to an apple.Throughout fruit development, cuticle material is deposited as the area…

Banana peel view in folscope

Different areas of a banana peel as seen under a foldscope. It belongs to the AAB genome category. The outermost layer is shown in this picture.

Yeast Cells

Yeast is a living organism. It can be used to make bread and alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine. Different species of yeast may cause infections such as thrush. Yeast consists of single cells. They are smaller than animal and plant cells, but slightly larger than bacteria.

Xylem and Phloem of a Monocot Plant

Dicot stems have their vascular bundles in a ring arrangement. Monocot stems have most of their vascular bundles near the outside edge of the stem. … Monocot roots, interestingly, have their vascular bundles arranged in a ring. Dicot roots have their xylem in the center of the root and phloem outside the xylem.

A Tangle of Spider Webs

This is what a spider web looks like in a foldscope. Here both the sticky part where the insects are captured and the dry part where the spider crawls can be seen. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.  

Exocervix

The exocervix lined by stratified squamous epithelium with underlying stromal tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Dandruff fungus

Dandruff can have several causes, including dry skin, seborrhoeic dermatitis, not cleaning/scrubbing often enough, shampooing too often, scalp psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products, or a yeast-like fungus. Dry skin is the most common cause of flaking dandruff.

Moss leaf

Mosses are bryophytes, primitive plants believed to be among the first to develop the ability to live on land. Mosses have no vascular tubes to transfer water or nutrients, and no true stems or roots. Environmental water sources and absorption limit their size. The University of Massachusetts estimates there are 14,500 moss species growing in…

Cheek cells under Foldscope

Cheek cells are eukaryotic cells (cells that contain a nucleus and other organelles within enclosed in a membrane) that are easily shed from the mouth lining. It is therefore easy to obtain them for observation.

Onion peal cells

As in all plant cells, the cell of an onion peel consists of a cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm and nucleus.

Stomata on lower epidermis of leaf.

It was a great experience watching slide of epidemic cells and stomatas with the help of a foldscope . Foldscope works really well as a portable microscope and it also does not require any adjustment. According to me Foldscope is a great device.

Black Ants

Observed  a Black  Ant under Foldscope.We have observed a ant’s  head ,their antennas,legs and other parts of their body.  

Pollen Grains

Viewing of Pollen Grains Of Hibiscus under Foldscope.

Viewing Stomata of Betel Leaf (Pan) Under Foldscope

This is the picture of stomata present in the epidermis on the leaf peel of Betel Leaf .Stomata can be very clearly seen through the foldscope .Stomata are tiny pores between the guard cell which help in transpiration and  gaseous exchange.