Microfauna around lichens

My friend Chandrika brought me a sample of these beautiful lichens  from Bangalore, with the hope of finding Tardigrades in them. We soaked one of the samples in RO water. After 5-6 hours, with great enthusiasm I started to hunt for tardigrades but no luck! In every single sample I observed, that very familiar guest…

Study of floral parts

College name- CMR National PU college, ITPL, Bangalore Sample name- Ajwain(Carom) flower, Basil flower Sample collection- Potted plant at home on 9th March 2020, collected by Kruti Pandya It has always been fascinating to obesrve floral parts under foldscope. Foldscope research was integrated for the study of microsporangia and megasporangia in Angiosperms in II PU(grade…


Please help me identify these

Hello :) I am a New User – Africa Coffee Anna

Hello Foldscope community My name is Anna Kim from currently working in Coffee Sector in Rwanda, D.R Congo, Ethiopia, and Burundi. I am so excited to use foldscope in Coffee sectors and will share some results here. I have zero background in Science stuff but let’s see how we can find something and use this…

Barr bodies

Cheek cells were smeared on the slide to view under foldscope

Histology – body parts

Used Histology glass slides from the Cell Structure and Function Lab. It was sort of challenging to navigate with the foldscope because the location of the samples varied on the slide. Ended up just really pressing the slide on to the foldscope and using my toe to take a picture on my phone. A decent…

Cabbage leaf under Foldscope!

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) is a leafy green, red, or white biennial plant grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. Vascular tissues help in conduction of water and food. Xylem transports water and Phloem food. Read more about vascular tissue on the mentioned link- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vascular_tissue

Pollen: Maya’s friends

These and more pictures have been taken by MaCTec Girls, Maya’s friends group. “Foldscope Raffle”