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why earthworm dies when

Post by samiah » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:46 pm

why earthworm dies when salt is sparkled on it??

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Post by samiah » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:48 pm

Is it because salt is attracted to water and thus earthworm gets deficient of it ..no respiration results in death..

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Post by canalon » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:19 pm

Osmosis is the technical term, and the water is moving, not the salt..
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Post by Dougalbod » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:35 pm

The earthworm is dehydrated by osmosis - the water is 'sucked' out of the worm to dilute the salt

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