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And I am white, got a PhD in biology, but I need my 9 years old boy's help to get the correct channel on TV (so many boxes to switch and remotes to punch those days It is probably simpler to drive a damn space shuttle). Intelligence is a veeeery relative commodity. And the statement that africans ar...
- Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:31 pm
- Forum: Microbiology
- Topic: why are diatoms classified as stramenopila?
- Replies: 5
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vomer wrote:Also... I need one biological and one commercial reason why diatoms are important?
Here are hints about the commercial side of diatoms :
2) Oil prospection
- Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:18 pm
- Forum: Evolution
- Topic: Help me with some questions pls :)
- Replies: 7
- Views: 10329
Dear Vomer, First, congratulations: only a true-to-the-bone biologist would take the name of a bone as a pseudo Now lets get down to business : so for 2) I draw a solid line around the common ancestor and fish? and for 4) would it be minx cat and monkey because of tail loss? Sorry i am not sure abou...
a good starting point to get scientific papers (for free instead of the insane 20$ you have to pay on most sites to get those papers which have been paid for by public money in the first place --- and I should know: I am a scientist so I write the damn things !) try this : google scholar Basically, ...
- Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:04 pm
- Forum: Zoology Discussion
- Topic: bug found in tap water
- Replies: 1
- Views: 2922
Your bug is in fact a mite (as can be seen from its four pairs of walking -- swimming? -- legs. If it is really swimming efficiently, gliding through water at high speed (as opposed to moving its legs frantically to try to get the hell out of here) then It belongs to the hydracari (water mites) How ...
So I am wondering if anyone else looks through pond scum. Jake (my wonderful fiance) gave me a dissecting microscope for Christmas and I just looked at some pond scum tonight... oh my goodness I am so excited. We biologists are really weird people. Who else in the world than the fiancé of a female ...
Question: What type of creature, large or small, could sustain it's population by feeding only on it's dead plus air and water? Living creature, but not plant life. (...). If you specifically exclude plants, then what you describe is physically impossible and even the answer "detritivores"...
- Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:06 pm
- Forum: Zoology Discussion
- Topic: animals produce spores?!?!
- Replies: 3
- Views: 8384
(...) Apicomplexans, previously called Sporozoans, are one type of animal that produces spores. They changed the name partly because it was decided that spores shouldn't be applied to animals, but in the protozoans you have species that have plant, animal, and fungus characteristics, so the term ca...
It looks like (which does not mean it is !) the species Dysdera crocata . This species is completely harmless unless you happen to be... a woodlouse, since D. crocata is specialised in that kind of (hard skelettoned) prey, which explains its impressive chelicerae ("fangs"). Check with this...