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Postby Sinead Ryan » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:46 pm

On a recent excursion as part of a biology assignment I collected samples of canal water. The following are the organisms i found:
Freshwater Shrimp
Freshwater hoglouse
Mayfly Nymph
Pond Snail
Ramshorn Snail
Biting Midget Larva
Leech
Fish Louse
Identifying them was the easy prt the prblem I'm having is finding the phylum to which the each belong.
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Postby mith » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:34 pm

Note the physical characteristics of each phylum and apply to the organisms. For example snails and their shells should provide clues.
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Postby Sinead Ryan » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:58 pm

The only problem is I have never studied biology before until so now my knowledge on phyla is limited.
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Postby mith » Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:50 am

a simple search at gizoogle.com for "phyla characteristics" would net you a couple of links
Here's one to get started on

http://science.nhmccd.edu/biol/animal.html
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Postby RobJim » Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:48 am

Also try using Google to search for [ "organism name" phylum ]. I found the phylum of the Mayfly Nymph in seconds this way.
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Postby Sinead Ryan » Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:20 pm

thanks all, found them thanks to your help!!!
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