Drosophila Melanogaster

Drosophila Melanogaster Wing, wild type Drosophila Melanogaster head, eye, proboscis wild type Drosophila Melanogaster Wing wild type

Pointy paper

got cut by a paper recently. Though it was cut highly presise by machines in the industry , its not.   And the crazy part is the pointy edge….but not really. Its not even really pointy at all.

First Attempt at a Foldscope

This was my first attempt at a foldscope. Viewed a drop of water collected from a pond in Guwahati, India. Any idea what that larva-like organism might be?

Chaetomium ssp. and Stachybotrys spp. identification

I was called to do an inspection after two offices had been repeatedly water damaged due to a roof leak.  Suspected mold growth was found behind the vinyl base cove.  I used clear transparent tape and clear fingernail polish on a microscope slide to prepare the specimens.   Identification to species after digital magnification on…

Walk-in cooler contaminated with Cladosporium sphaerospermum

Suspected mold growth is common in laboratory walk-in coolers.  The foldscope allowed for field identification using clear transparent tape and fingernail polish. After enlarging the image the Cladosporium sphaerospermum spores and mycelia were visible.  The Foldscope allowed identification to genera.  Actual identification to species required looking at the tease tape under a higher powered microscope.