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by DrD
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: tunicate-notochord or NO notochord
Replies: 2
Views: 8722

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The Apendicularia( Oikopleura sp. ) do not undergo metamorphosis, and the adult retains all the characteristics of the larva, including the notochord. But it is simply an exception, not the general rule. But it might be a very important exception indeed. It is of course vain and superfluous to add ...
by DrD
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help ID'ing tick-like insect
Replies: 5
Views: 23472

Re: Help ID'ing tick-like insect

I confirm : definitely not a tick; Ticks are the largest of all mites (Acari) and are cousins to spiders; They have four pairs of walking legs, two pedipalps (sort of "smaller legs" in front, which they use as antennae or to manipulate food) and their body is only in two parts. As you said...