Observing onion black mold under foldscope-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Purchased onion from local market of Bangalore, Karnataka was found infested with black mold. It was decided to have a closer look at the black powder like material using foldscope. Fig. Infested onion Small amount of black mold from the infested onion was scratched out using forcep and slide was prepared for viewing it under…

Foldscope used in IMSc Outreach Programme Summer School Students Workshop 2018

I am Sandhiya.S, studying 10th Standard in Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair, Chennai 600037. I am undergoing Summer School Students Workshop 2018 at Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.  #imscsssw2018  (https://www.imsc.res.in/). I was trained to use foldscope and with the help of it, I took the following samples. I am very excited to study the…

Onion Cells

I was fortunate enough to be accepted as an initial Beta tester for the Foldscope project.  I have two daughters who love science and I had been contemplating buying them a microscope when I first heard about the project.  I can’t describe how how excited I was to receive our Foldscope package in the mail. …

A microscopic classic ; onion

As a classic sample of plant cells, here is my onion membrane cells painted with methylene blue.