Imaging a small garden spider

Methods: A small garden spider (species unknown, genus unknown) was sacrificed using the terminal rubber tip of a HB pencil (Fig. 1) at around midday on Saturday 31st July 2021 somewhere in the Western Cape, South Africa. The unprocessed specimen was placed on the plastic Foldoscope slides according to manufacturer’s instructions (Fig. 2). The specimen…

Foldscope Outreach at Stellenbosch University – 5/17/19

A little less than two months ago, I was passing by the lush vineyards of Cape Town’s 2nd oldest city, Stellenbosch. While I wasn’t there for the famous wine-testing, I instead headed to Stellenbosch University to hold two back-to-back workshops with electron microscopy and Foldscoping expert, Dr. Lydia-Marie Joubert (@lydiaj)! Below are some photos from…