Pollen is that dusty thing we usually see on flowers, but have you ever imagined how it really looks under the microscope? Actually the morfology of the pollen is diverse and it can change a lot from plant to plant, in this one the pollen looks like mini golf balls.
Bees are a rare sight in the city. They are seen as a threat, and we humans are driving them to extinction. Yet, without them no life is possible on Earth. A passion fruit vine in my garden sees scores of pollinators every afternoon. What’s admirable is that both species that visit, honeybees and stingless…
We all use Foldscope to observe microscopic world and occasionally take photos to share with community. I have been doing it from last few years but then I thought can I take high quality photos with Foldscope, photos so good that they can be submitted to microscopic photography competitions. To answer my questions I have…
Those fascinating observations from pollen grain germination in the Brahma Kamalam drew me irresistibly towards flowers of other plants. Recently I have been watching educational videos as now I am planning to create videos for school students using Foldscope images. In the biology videos for Classes 11 & 12 I noticed that Vinca rosea (Periwinkle)…
I observed pollen of groundnut from our garden under d foldscope
I observed pollen of chilly flower from our garden under d foldscope
I saw pollen of Clematis Flammula from our garden under d foldscope.
I observed pollen of Guava / अमरूद / पेरू flower from our garden under d foldscope
Today’s i observed pollen of fenugreek /methi /मेंथी/मेथी from our garden under d foldscope
Today , i observed pollen of papaya /पपीता/पपई flower from our garden under d foldscope.
I observed pollen of sessile joyweed / गूधड़ी साग/बेचकुसळ from our garden under d foldscope.
I observed pollen of sankhu pushpam /गोकर्ण flower from our garden. Thanks to foldscope.
Yesterday ,i observed pollen of Thiruthali /बन कलमी/आमटी वेल from our garden under d foldscope. Thanks to foldscope.
Today’s i observed pollen of Eggplant (solanum melongena)/brinjal flower/बैगनके फूल के पराग/ वांगच्या फुलाचे परागकण from our garden …under d foldsope. Thanks to foldscope.
Thanks to foldscope.
Sterculia foetida (Jangli badam) is flowering in Mumbai. It has two types of flowers 👇. Red one is bisexual and yellow one is male. Photographed its pollens with d Foldscope.
How I am learning BOTANY, a thread: I had studied botany in school and college but never found it as interesting as microbiology. So ultimately did masters in microbiology. I have been exploring microscopic world with the @TeamFoldscope, I always carry it with me. (1/n) I put anything I find interesting under the Foldscope and…
Pollens of Commelina diffusa as observed through the Foldscope. This is the second Commelina species I have seen in Mumbai. Approximate size of the pollen is 73 microns. #microscope #scicomm #science #sciencetwitter #ecology
Pollens of Senna tora as seen through the Foldscope. Approximate size of the pollens is 26 microns.
Pollens of Sadafuli or Catharanthus roseus and some Solanum species. Photos of the pollen taken with the Foldscope. 140x magnification.
Pollens of Cochliasanthus caracalla. Photographed with the Foodscope. Approximate size of the pollens is 64 microns.
Osmium sanctum A common plant in India, Tulsi can be easily found in Indian homes. Image attached shows you the pollen of Tulsi plant with the help of a foldscope.
Every day as I walk out of my residence here in Cape Town, I pass by this brilliant hibiscus flowering tree. Oftentimes I’ll snatch a flower down just to add some natural color to my room, and I was so wowed by the different parts of it I saw under my Foldscope: And below, pollen…
Pollens of Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa), the tree is my neighbour. I just have to open my window and its there. Pollens look rectangular, approximate size is 30 microns.
Noticed a strange flower in TISS campus, tried to find its name but couldn’t. Can someone help me identify it? Photographed its pollens with d Foldscope, they look beautiful! Pollen size is ~60 microns. Need help in identifying name of plant.
Pollens of Firebush (Hamelia patens) look like water droplets through the Foldscope. Approximate size of the pollen is 38 microns. Firebush is a commonly found plant in gardens.
A medium-sized tree outside my boundary wall provides shade to passer byes in summer noons. These days it is in full bloom with white and purple small flowers. I plucked a few flowers and observed its pollen under foldscope.
5/8/19 4:30pm plucked a flower from the south west corner of Caltech’s campus. Prepared sample by rubbing the center of the flower on a slide then taping on a cover slide (on the sides). The flower was yellow with red and the center and serrated edges, and it was about 2 inches across. I identified…