Questions tagged [invertebrates]

A paraphyletic classification for animals lacking a vertebral column.

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What is this underwater creature?

West Bali, about 10 meters deep. Body is roughly 10 cm across. Does not move.
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Species identification - what kind of worm is this?

I am finding these worms in my bathroom since summer arrived. I have been finding these on floor, walls and damp towel I left hung overnight in bathroom couple of times. When these worms are squished, ...
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How do insects recognize their host plants?

Many insects, like butterflies have specific host plants on which they feed or lay eggs. While researching about some butterflies, I found that they lay their eggs on certain specific plants and their ...
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Are baby centipedes poisonous like the adults?

I know that centipedes have an appendage called "poison claw".But I am not sure if the same is there in the baby centipedes and if its functional like that of the adults. So are baby centipedes ...
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Help in identifying an unknown Golden Worm/Larvae

Can anyone help me to recognize this type of species? Is it a clustered worms or clustered larvae? Location is in Bali, Indonesia. Recently this species is goes viral, but people here always link this ...
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Carbon Dioxide, sea water, diatoms, and oxygen

I recently viewed a documentary called “Flying River Observed in Tallest Structure in South America, National Geographic” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjpPsZTwsaM). In this film, as an aside, it ...
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What kind of sieve does one use to extract meiofauna?

Suppose I have a core of sediment, and I want to extract the meiofauna from it, in order to study these organisms. According to the sources I could find, this involves using a very fine (e.g. 45 μm) ...
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How did craniates evolve?

Looking at most chordate phylogenetic trees, it seems that we usually have something like this: ...
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Looking to identify this species

I found a rather strange invertebrate...something... outside my home this evening, and I have no idea what it might be. It looks kind of like a small brown lobster, without the claws. I think it has 8 ...
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Do hornets remember and recognize a human? Do they have any (kind of) memory?

hornetology So it happens that a hornet (vespa crabro) flew inside my house today and now is being held in a plastic container (I made some holes to let it breathe). But it also happens not just this ...
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Database for Macroinvertebrate Taxonomy

I compiled different data sets of invertebrate occurrences across some countries and now I want to ensure that all the taxonomic information is homogenized and correct. To this end, I am looking for a ...
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What is this African bug?

This is an arthropod I found in an apparently abandoned mongoose burrow in the Maasai Mara game reserve, Kenya: That was the best photo I could get of it. From what I could tell, it had six legs and ...
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Why do leeches lose septae due to parasitism?

So I found this piece of information in my textbook without a proper explanation, and I can't seem to find the relation between the two.
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Life cycle of Ascaris worms

Why do Ascaris larva move to the epiglottis from the lungs only to come down with food to the small intestine and become an adult?
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Can certain jellyfish photosynthesize in the medusa stage?

Can jellyfish (at least some of them) do photosynthesis in the symbiosis with zooxanthellae in their medusa form as well? I've heard that only Cassiopea andromeda can but I wasn't able to find a ...
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Want to know about a creature which bite me

I am Sachin from MP India. Few minutes back I have gotten bite by a creature. What is its name? Is it harmful if I got bitten by it? Feeling little pain there.
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research on brain-eating amoeba

Are there any alternative treatments for brain-eating amoeba? I've spent about 6 hours trying to find information about this and haven't had any success.