Still seeking the Tardigrade!

Hello friends! My quest to find a Tardigrade led to an exploration the ‘Dagad Phool (Kalpasi)’ ecosystem, with lots of interesting organisms except, no Tardigrades! Recently, on a family trip to Singapore I had a wonderful time with my grandchildren. But everywhere I went, along with my grandchildren, I watched out for lichens and mosses,…

Moss in rainwater

After a few monsoon showers, the water in the large rainwater pool looked quite clear, showing no obvious sign of life, even under the foldscope. But standing in a bottle over 18 days, it got steadily cloudier. Our first surprise came when, at the foldscope workshop, teachers from TSWREIS Chilkur school put a drop of…

Moss wet mount

  Methods: I prepared a makeshift wet mount slide with a spacer. I used three pieces of tape to block in three sides of a square to serve as the spacer and the drop of water is placed at the center of the square. I cut out a square of plastic slightly larger than the…

Moss upclose – and a wriggling surprise

Summary: I started looking at moss – since it is ultra thin and you get to see through it. I was up for quiet a wriggling squirming surprise. Green is my favorite color. If I could, I would drive a moss covered car (is that legal?) so it was obvious that I would pluck some…