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by flint
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Photuris//Photinus fireflies
Replies: 0
Views: 2509

Photuris//Photinus fireflies

I have to give a class presentation on mimicry among fireflies (specifically Photuris males mimicing the calls of other fireflies). If anyone could point me in the direction of some literature regarding this I would GREATLY appreciate it. beyond that its very interesting and maybe we can get some di...
by flint
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insects attracted to light
Replies: 9
Views: 38689

some insects have a positive phototactic response (towards light) and others have a negative phototactic response (away from light)

so basically, yes, cockroaches go away from light because they dont like it
by flint
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insects attracted to light
Replies: 9
Views: 38689

a lot of insects use the angle of the suns rays for navigation because the suns rays are coming from so far away the angle will always remain essentially the same however, when a source such as a light bulb is emitting light (especially at night) the insects now orient to the angle of the rays from ...
by flint
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help me solve a bet...
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

m For years scientists have wondered whether pandas are bears, raccoons, or in a group all their own. Through studying the genetic code (DNA) in pandas’ cells, scientists have confirmed the panda's relationship with bears. Giant pandas are similar to other bears in their general looks, the way they ...
by flint
Tue May 09, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: energy efficiëncy examples
Replies: 2
Views: 2147

Rabbits and donkey ears are used for thermoregulation. Brood patches on birds are used to convey heat from the parent to the egg. Bird legs also play an important part in keeping the internal temperature constant. After I read your post about zebras I started thinking about every mammal with stripes...
by flint
Tue May 09, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Zebra Stripes
Replies: 14
Views: 22918

Re: infra red

Hello, I'm interested in the zebra-stripes as well. I heard there are at least 5 theories, so it's probably a mixture. We made a lot of thermographic images of animals, including zebra's and girafes. The goal was to learn a little about energy-efficiëncy tools of mother nature. Black and white stri...
by flint
Sat May 06, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What type of creature is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 15087

ptPablo if those are worm larvae would it be cause for alarm for the family?
by flint
Fri May 05, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What type of creature is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 15087

I believe that is a rat-tail maggot

the long tube coming off the main body is essentailly a snorkel, so that the maggot can breath while underwater
by flint
Fri May 05, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: appearance?
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

species where the male has low parental investment often have brightly colored males

species where the male has high parental investment (like humans) the difference between males and females is not so distinct

thats just a general rule of thumb
by flint
Fri May 05, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bizarre Insect
Replies: 8
Views: 4785

could be an assassin bug, although they dont look too much like moths to me
by flint
Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: birds
Replies: 15
Views: 11627

thats not true at all, birds fertilize eggs internally - sperm transfer through touching cloaca
by flint
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can some 1 explain this 2 me- birds and bats
Replies: 10
Views: 7721

that depends on the bird and the bat, but bats are much newer to the flying game than birds and thus have not had the time to fine tune the mechanics quite as well as bads have

I cant say what exactly those adaptations are though