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Houseflies use their feet to taste.

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Phokojwe wrote:
Houseflies use their feet to taste.


Which is why they always land on your meal when you least appreciate it. :hmz: Another way of devaluing food, though: "Oh honey, the food is so awful tonight even the flies won't land on it." :twisted: :twisted:

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Insects use malpighian tubules for what purpose?

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:) I like. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Insect Quiz (RV)
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Phokojwe, an excellent question, but mostly knowledge bantered around amongst a few thousand individuals on the planet, I fear. Not exactly a name you'd drop on a first date over 300g rump, cheese sauce, and potato mash. :wink:

The way I understand the highly scientific terms is that malpighian tubules are used to extract waste products from the blood-like fluid that circulates in an arthropod's body. In some arthropods, these tubules also aid in transportation and circulation of necssary ions and solutes.
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:thumbs_up: hit the nail on the head OWN :lol: :lol:

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True or False:

THE FIREFLY:

(i) uses the same chemical that causes gout in humans to reflect their light away from their bodies;
(ii) flash always lasts longer in males that have better quality sperm, thereby attracting more females;
(iii) species each have their own "Morse Code" sequence of flashes;
(iv) may synchronise its flashes with others in large groups;
(v) always glows in its larval form?

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(i) True. (Uric acid).
(ii) False.
(iii) False.
(iv) True.
(v) True.


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4/5 Philip. Anyone else?

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What about no 4 being false OWN?

Well done so far Philip1 :thumbs_up:

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(iii) is also true - each species has its own coded flashes so that species can recognise their own.

Since you were all but there, I'll hand it to you, Philip. :clap: :clap:

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:thumbs_up: For what do insects use their antennae?

a. Find and taste food
b. Feel surfaces
c. Detect air currents
d. Hear and smell

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