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Post by Darby » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:08 pm

For this list of questions, it's likely that helping isn't helping.

These sound like the answers are coming from some particular source, and if the instructor is a bit anal-retentive (and we know there are lots of them teaching), they may want a particular answer. Or better ones - I have some problems with some of the ones given here.

1. Why are insects considered successful?
There are many ways to answer this. The answer given above will work, except that insects are not found everywhere - they're virtually nonexistent in marine environments.

2. What organisms are frequently confused with insects?
Arachnids will work, but I wouldn't be surprised if "spiders" is the desired answer. Yeah, I know, but it depends upon the sophistication of the instructor.

3. How are insects and other arthropods alike?
4. How do insects differ from most other arthropods?

These could be very long lists, so the desired answers are probably source-specific.

5. How are antennae used?
Also a decent list, though not as long as the previous one.

6. How many pairs of wings do most insects have?
This is pretty clear, since the word "most" is in it, and the vast majority of insects have the "characteristic" number.

7. Where do you find an insect's reproductive organs?
Internal, external, or just in general?

8. What are social insects?
Is this looking for a definition or a list of examples? Incidentally, many social insects are not polymorphic.

9. In what ways are insects helpful?
10. In what ways are insects harmful?

Another couple of lists that might be source-specific.

Just wanted to make the point that even when we supply the answers (and we really shouldn't to obvious assignments), they may not be the answers.

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Post by sachin » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:55 pm

Darby thats nice....... I liked your approach.
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Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:38 pm

I am sorry for my slow ageing brain but I don't get the point what it is... :?

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Post by LaceFlowerCookies » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:54 pm

Dustfinger wrote:Do you mean that seriously ?

haha.... maybe maybe not rotfl 8) :lol: :) lol
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Post by Bugz » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:41 am

I can answer the 9th: see dung beetles & burying beetles,hehe.
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Post by February Beetle » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:09 pm

And what about bees for no. 9? Since there are many flowering plants, there could not be so successful without their pollinators!

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