Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 08

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… Step right up Folks…. See the infamous Water bears that can survive extreme conditions… Finally one of them caught in the act too… Tardigrade in a circus act… Just look at…

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 07

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… As I mentioned in my earlier post that we are done with the journey, in the subsequent posts I will be discussing about the methodologies to find them. NOW!!! how does…

Lichen suspensions as growth media

For some time now, I have been completely bowled over with lichen suspensions (1,2,3). You never know what surprise you’d get. I suppose, it would be so for mosses too. ¬†All I do is to drop a lichen scraping in a small petridish with about 5 ml of bottled water and follow it for days,…

Lichens, lichens, everywhere!

  Decided to take the foldscope on its first outing to my favorite hiking spot: Huckleberry State Preserve in Oakland, CA. Huckleberry is part of a larger network of trails that are the result of a volcano that erupted 10,000 years ago and then fell on its side. The soil is rich in minerals that…