The view of stomata of a lower epidermis plant

We desperately searched some plant and viewed them to find a stomata at our practical class with our class teacher but could find any at the beginning.But then at last after hours of searching we finally  found this and we were all very amazed, and find it incredible to see such thing.This is all possible…

ciliates, polychaetes and my experience with the workshops :)

    hello everyone, During the workshop at IIT Mumbai I’d collected a sample of riccia from the walls and I found a variety of protozoans and nematodes in it along with polychaetes and flatworms as well! Everytime I foldscope a natural sample I’m just amazed by the fact that there really is a whole…

கடுகு இலை

இது இன்று இனியன் செய்த பதிவு. வீட்டுத்தோடத்தில் கடுகு விதைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. அதன் இலை புதினா போல் இருந்தது. அதை எடுத்து மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியில் வைத்து பார்க்கலாம் என்று சொன்னான். நான் ஒரு இலையை கொடுத்தேன். அதனை பதிவு செய்தான். கடுகு இலைக்கும், புதினா இலைக்கும் பெரிய வித்தியாசம் இருப்பதாக கூறினான். புதினா இலை எங்கேடா பதிவு செய்தாய் என்று கேட்டேன். அதெல்லாம் போன வருடமே பதிவு செய்து பார்த்துவிட்டேன் என்றான். அற்புதமான பதிவு இது. இதற்கு முன்…

Line drawn using a ball point pen

Ball of a ball point pen sometimes leaves some gap in the centre because of which single line appears as two lines under the Foldscope. The gap is so small that it is not visible when we write on paper.

The way I wish I had been taught.

Dear Foldscope community: In many occasions, since I have been using my foldscope microscope, I have had the opportunity to watch fresh water oligochaeta worms. They are very abundant in debris enriched waters and quite “huge” to be easily observed in detail.  When I was a University student, I don´t remember seeing them “in vivo”,-of…

Mosquito Larvae?

A fellow teacher called me to her room today to ask for assistance. She wanted me to identify something swimming in her fish tank. She set up a small (1-2 gallon) fish tank in her room and prepared it for fish, but before she could add fish something appeared. They look like mosquito larvae to…

How to use Foldscope in the History Classroom

Two History teachers from Maharashtra, India had Foldscope and they wanted to use it in their class. I’m writing this post to explain how history and science education are similar and how tools like Foldscope needed in history and science classrooms. I’m using task used in the following video by Young Historians as an example:…

Insect wing ( alates, flying ants)

Hi, Today I observed a piece of wing. I found only the wing part in our campus, I guess its of mostly of Flying ant. It was slightly damaged, but when observed through Foldscope gave a fine view. Enjoyed using foldscope. Now i plan to study patterns in different insect wings. Thank You Manu Sir…

கொசுவின் கூட்டுகண்கள் – இனியனின் பதிவு

நேற்று இரவு இனியன் தன்னுடைய மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியில் கொசுவின் கூட்டுக் கண்களையும் இறகுகளையும் பதிவு செய்தான். அதன் உடல் சிதைந்து போனதால் மற்றவற்றை முழுயையாக அவனால் பதிவு செய்ய முடியவில்லை என்றான். மீண்டும் இதே போன்று மற்ற பாகங்களையும் பதிவு செய்வேன் என்று சொல்லியிருக்கிறான். தொடர்கிறது அவன் முயற்சி.  

A single female human hair

I had a great opportunity to meet Manu Prakash sir through DBT workshop in IIT Bombay. Simply inspired by him. I tried one of my friend human hair in foldscope.I am able to see capillary kind of structure. Experience was simply amazing     .

Glycyphagus in the house

This is my first post at microcosmos. I happen to attend the workshop for teachers by Dr Manu at IIT mumbai and was overwhelmed by this scientific tool. After reaching home I demonstrated the arrangement and use of foldscope to our students and they were  amazed . They were eager to make their own slides…

Tulsi seed

A dry tulsi seed  observed under foldscope.  

Epidermis of lily leaf

I peeled a small art of the lower epidermis and stained it with safranin. Then observed it under my foldscope.

Mosquito

I was enjoying the weather outside today, and so were skinny mosquitoes that kept trying to feast on my blood. I managed to stop one and place it on a slide. Update- Based on a helpful comment, I went back to the slide and took more pictures. The mosquito isn’t fresh anymore, but perhaps the…

A diversity of protozoa…

Hello foldscopers!!! It’s so good to be back & this time with a really different approach & the new foldscope model! The IIT B workshop was so wonderful that the eagerness to view & post something new had increased in me. So here’s a small sample that I had scraped from the walls of a boundary…

Moss

Hello, I took a piece of Moss and observed t under my foldscope. This is my first foldscope upload and am looking forward for more and better results

மும்பையில் மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கிப்பயிற்சி – 1

மும்பை மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கிப் பயிற்சி-1 2017 ஆகஸ்ட் 28,29 ஆகிய தேதிகளில் ஸ்டான்போர்ட் பல்கலைகழக பேரா. மனுபிரகாஷ் முன்னிலையில் இந்திய அரசின் DBTன் பெரும் முயற்சியில் இந்திய அளவில் புதிய அற்புத கண்டுபிடிப்பான மடிப்பு நுண்ணோக்கியின் மேம்படுத்தப்பட்ட வடிவமைப்பில் பயிற்சி மும்பையில் ஆசிரியர்கள், மாணவர்கள் மற்றும் விஞ்ஞா னிகளுக்கு வழங்கப்பட்டது. இந்த பயிற்சி முகாமில் நான் கலந்து கொண்டது பெருமையளிக்கிறது. மேலும் நான் இந்த பயிற்சியில் நான் கலந்து கொள்வதற்கு மிப்பெரிய விஞ்ஞானிகள் பலரும் மெனக்கிட்டது உண்மையிலேயே…

Worm observed using dark field microscopy technique

My greetings to all. This is my first post after attending the workshop at IIT Bombay, which was exploratory,educating and fun filled as well. My mother was cutting these vegetables when she found out the worm in one of them. I checked it under my new foldscope in the process damaging it a bit. The…

    Hello everyone! It was a great experience at the foldscope workshop and quite great to get to know about such a device. I call it as ATM (Any-Time Microscope). The specimen observed is that of mosquito larva (probably Aedes) that I picked up from plant pots at home and placed in a cavity…

This leaf I picked up on the way home today

Bee sting in the hand

In Copenhagen, I got a chance to go to dinner at Dr Dino Ott’s – a physicist trained at Niels Bohr Institute, an old visiting student and a dear friend. His wife Ana and son joined dinner. Dino visited the lab several years ago when we were building/designing foldscope; and engaged in many parts of…

Staying healthy is important

Health has been on my mind a lot recently. Self-care, in particular. What do I really need to be and stay healthy? I thought about this as I was lying pretty much in bed all day last week as I was sick with infections. Obviously, I need air to breathe. I need clean water to drink…

    Hello, I have taken this video while observing the sample of muddy water.I  am  student from KV IIT ,Mumbai,India.I attended the DPT  India Workshop.

Hello, I found this organism from a sample of muddy water.This is first foldscope post.I am a student of KV IIT,Powai,Mumbai,India.I attended DBT India Workshop.