Movement of Rumen protozoa as seen under a foldscope

Here’s a short video on movement of Protozoa’s present in Rumen fluid, as seen under a Foldscope. Sorry for the bad video quality, tried my best juggling the camera phone, foldscope and trying to keep track of the protozoa which swims quite fast!!. As for the method of I kept a drop of the filtered…

Viewing of Bacteria isolated from soil-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Bacteria were isolated from soil collected from the nearby field. A known weight of soil sample was diluted in distilled water and the standard protocol was followed for pure culture isolation. The obtained pure culture was diluted with sterile water and gram staining was done using the diluted sample. After gram staining, the slide was…

Microbiology of Idli and Dosa

Prelude: I thought I was going to write a post on the microbiology of the Idli, but I worry this reads more like a cooking post. Apologies for the rambling, but I write for reproducibility and as a record for myself. The Idli and Dosa (also Dosai/Thosai) are popular fermented foods that originated in the…