Hyphae of Indoor Plant Fungus

I recently moved and discovered all my indoor plants started growing mold. I’ve treated my plants with cinnamon multiple times to help, and it has, but one pot is being stubborn. When my professor at UCF surprised our class with Foldscopes I knew exactly what to look at! I have also included some tricks I…

Soil Sample from Floating Vegetation on Loktak Lake, Manipur

Student Name: Anjali Manoj College/School: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. Specimen: Soil Sample from ‘Phumdi‘, the floating vegetation on Loktak Lake Specimen collected from: Loktak Lake, Manipur  on 2nd December, 2018 Specimen observed at:  CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 6th December, 2018 On the 2nd of December, I collected a sample of the dark, humus-rich, fine-particled…

Hacking A Lower Powered Foldscope

Recently, I decided to undertake a search for micrometeorites (you can read more about them here). Since a good portion of micrometeorites are ferrous, you can use a magnet to search for them. However, not all samples of ferrous particles are potential micrometeorites, so you  will have to examine them. I already have a handheld…

Arthropod Soil Biodiversity and Foldscope-DSLR Camera Hack

It has been a while since my last post on butterfly wing scales – since then I’ve been thinking up some directions to apply the Foldscope to a more in-depth study on biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. When I initially played with the Foldscope in the jungle, I had the idea to take one scoop of soil to see what…