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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:56 am

Houseflies use their feet to taste.
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Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:27 am

Phokojwe. :clap:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:10 am

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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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:16 pm

Insects use malpighian tubules for what purpose?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:05 pm

:) I like. :wink:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:02 am

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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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:02 pm

:thumbs_up: hit the nail on the head OWN :lol: :lol:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:46 am

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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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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:16 pm

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


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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:26 pm

4/5 Philip. Anyone else?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:56 am

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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:15 am

Nobody else?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:37 am

What about no 4 being false OWN?

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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:14 pm

(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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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:24 am

: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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