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shrimp

1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of macruran crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order schizopoda, having a similar form.

In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See Fairy, and Brine.

2. Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; in contempt. This weak and writhled shrimp. (Shak) opossum shrimp.

The little tern (sterna minuta). Shrimp net, a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net dragged over the fishing ground.

Origin: OE. Shrimp; probably so named from its shriveled appearance. See Shrimp.


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Point me in the right direction?

Hello, Firstly, my apologies for how random this may first seem. I am a hobby breeder of freshwater shrimp . The caridina cantonensis species often display a golden trait, which means they are blind. What i have noticed is that these shrimp are also unable to display white ...

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Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:52 am
 
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Topic: Point me in the right direction?
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Re: aneuploidy and polyploidy

... it is extremely rare for humans, and only normally observed in hermaphroditic animals and/or ones that undergo parthenogenesis like flatworms, shrimp, salamanders, earthworms... and that it is far more common in plants suggests that this condition has not been able to adapt to higher life forms ...

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by carmodyf
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:36 am
 
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Re: Identify this Insect/Larvae?

Not the best photo, but my guess would be a fairy shrimp. That's it! Thank you so much!

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by Blizzardz
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Identify this Insect/Larvae?
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Re: Identify this Insect/Larvae?

Not the best photo, but my guess would be a fairy shrimp.

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by wbla3335
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:50 pm
 
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plants' intelligence (neurosensing)

... electricity through air. They put a man and a plant on a poligraph and it could sense his feelings (fear). Also, it sensed when they killed some shrimp nearby. I'm wondering if there is any research going on about this today. It is very interesting. For what purpose did it evolve? I figure, flow ...

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by biba56
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:50 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: plants' intelligence (neurosensing)
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