Pond Sample Discovery

Recently, while in Hanmer, New Zealand, I took a water sample from the pond is Chisholm Park. After a bit of peering through my foldscope, I discovered this micoorganism that I at first thought was algae, the same as the surrounding plant matter. I then saw it move forward in a smooth, sliding fashion, leading…

Back to the Algae Sample: Strange Microorganism With Legs

Earlier in the month I put up a post showing some microorganisms I found in a sample I took from our horse’s water feeder that currently sprouts algae from every underwater surface, which were later identified as bdelloid rotifers by members of the community. Today I returned to the water feeder and took another sample,…

Strange Microorganisms in Algae Sample

Noticing the algae covering the sides of the water feeder for our horse, I decided to take a sample and see if I could spot any microorganisms under the foldscope. As it turned out, I was in luck!I first noticed the creature on the right because of the strange mouth-like appendage at its centre, that…

Plant pot water full of life

Hey everyone, I’ve collected some water from the bottom plate of a plant pot to see what I would find there. I was completely blown away by the amount of things moving, and by the amazing diversity of species I could find. Their circling movements and erratic wiggling seemed like a dance to me! Unfortunately…

The exotic insect

At the very beginning, I thought this is Lice but later it turned out to be a completely different one. This time I achieved the best visual clarity so far by implementing new illumination method -See (B) in part 3- Enjoy the observation! Sneak Peak of the observation: Step by step procedure.1- Sample.This year in…

Life in a drop of water

Student Name: Anjali Manoj College/School: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. Specimen: Water Sample Specimen collected from:  Fish Pond at a household garden in Bangalore on 24th March, 2019 Specimen observed at: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 25th March, 2019 On the 24th of March, I collected some water from a fish pond at…

Unidentified larvae seen at Vishnu Nagar community centre in Mumbai

  While conducting a foldscope session at Vishnu Nagar community centre in Mumbai collected water sample from outside the hall. The water was coming out of drainage pipe and there was lot of algal growth around it. When looked at it through foldscope saw a this organism. Please help in identifying.