Pollens of the Rain tree (Samanea saman)

Photographed and measured the size of the pollens of the Rain tree (Samanea saman) using the @TeamFoldscope. It is the most common tree in #Mumbai. The size of the pollen is around 119 microns and it is polyad of 24 to 32 grains.

How to measure the size of any object using the Foldscope.

When we observe objects under Foldscope, sometimes we want measure the size of the objects we are observing for various purposes. In this post I’m describing a method with which we can measure the size of the object.With the Foldscope deluxe kit, there are few grid slides with different grid sizes. I used a 0.5…

How Large Are Plant Cells? (BioE80 Spr 2015)

How big are cells in the plants that grow around us? Luckily, our Foldscope can help!   I first started by taking an image of a flower that was growing outside the classroom:   With the magnification provided by the Foldscope, we can see that there are little rectangular cells that make up this flower. So,…