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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:09 pm

Egg, larva, chrysalis and adult.

Correct! ..."The butterfly has four stages in its life cycle. Like all insects the first stage is the egg. After about one week, the egg hatches and the second stage, the larva or caterpillar, begins. After about three weeks and several molts the third stage begins. This third stage is called the chrysalis and is a dormant stage. The caterpillar sheds its skin one last time to form into a chrysalis. After about two weeks, an amazing transformation takes place as the adult butterfly forms inside the chrysalis. Finally the fourth stage, the adult, emerges from the chrysalis, dries its wings and flies away".
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:53 am

What huge insect can be found in tropical or sub-tropical rainforest and tropical dry forest. They can be kept as pets even though they are poisonous.
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:17 pm

Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:26 pm

Yes Philip1 :dance:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:45 am

:hmz: Why does the "Aphid" let Ants drink the sweet juices that it produces?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by oddesy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:31 am

In return for the sugar rich honeydew that the ants receive from the aphid, the ants provide protection from would be predators. Some aphid-farming ants will even transport the aphids to a new plant if the current plant is depleted of high quality nutrients.
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:47 am

Agree with oddessy :thumbs_up:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:04 pm

Oddesy :thumbs_up: Well explained. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by oddesy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:33 pm

Thanks Phillip! :thumbs_up:

Seals, humans and birds have been well documented in their use of stars (celestial cues) for navigation and orientation. Recently however, the first insect to display this behaviour was sucsessfully demonstrated by a group of South African and Swedish scientists. What is this insect and what main "grouping" of stars do they use to navigate?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:59 pm

Dung beetles and they use the milky way to navigate on a straight course.
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by oddesy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:02 pm

Correct Phokojwe! :clap: Dung beetles have been found to orientate using both the visible and polarised light produced by the milky way. They are unable to distinguish individual stars but rather utilise the spectrum of light produced. A really interesting experiment was conducted to come to this conclusion! It is short so worth a read. I have placed a link to the PDF below.

Dacke et al 2013
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:29 am

What insect was responsible for transmitting the Bubonic or Black Plague?
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:35 am

I thought it was rats (rodents) that were the main trasnmitter for black plague but if I could think of an insect than it is the fleas/lice on the rats... :hmz:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Phokojwe » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:34 am

Heksie :thumbs_up:

It was fleas :clap:
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Re: Insect Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Heksie » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:05 pm

Who started wearing insects as accessesories/jewels and why?
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