Najey Mcduffie March 12, 2012 Biology/ Pd. 4 Mr. McMillian Methods In Which Tapeworms Survive The immune system is made from cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, it is supposed to protect people from germs and microorganisms (2). It usually does a great job at protecting people, but somehow the immune system is unable to detect the tapeworm. Although tapeworms have no digestive system of their own, they acquire nutrients from partially digested food, through their skin as it goes through the person they inhabit. Tapeworms can grow to be at least twenty-two feet in somebody’s body.
Parasites: A parasite is an organism that lives in another organism. It is dependent on its host for survival. It has to be in the host to live, grow and multiply. A parasite cannot live independently. There are several types of parasites such as Ectoparasite- which is a parasite that lives on the host’s surface, examples will be hair and body lice and mites.
Mealworms in fact are not worms at all. They got the name “mealworm,” because people noticed that when around any kind of grain- like plant the mealworms would eat it. Other than grains, mealworms prefer to eat decayed items like dead plants and decomposed animals. They don’t require a body of water to drink from; this is because they retrieve all of their required amounts of fluids from the foods they eat. Mealworms would be considered prey rather than a predator.
There are different types of fungi for example mushrooms are a fungi and some cheeses have fungi in them, however fungi can also cause illnesses such as Candida, this is yeast that causes infection. Fungi are also responsible for skin problems such as, oral thrush, athlete’s foot and ringworm. A Parasite is an organism that lives inside another organism, which is known as the host. The host can be for eg, a human being, animal. The parasite is dependent on its host for survival, it has to be in the host to live, grow and multiply.
Fred Thompson Zoology 2/19/13 Heart Rate of Blackworms Experiment Introduction Blackworms are a species of worm that typically lives in shallow water habitats. They feed on microscopic organisms and organic matter. The scientific name for Blackworms is Lumbriculus variegatus and their classification is as follows: Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Annelida, Class: Clitellata, Subclass: Oligochaeta, Order Lumbriculida, Family Lumbriculidae and Genus: Lumbriculus (Svahn, 2009). An adult black worm can have anywhere from 130 segments to 250 segments. These segments are capable of forming a completely new black worm when detached from the host body, and in most Blackworms is the primary for of siring offspring.
Plants, animals, humans, fish, birds and reptiles can all be host to parasites. Head lice, thread and other worms are all parasites; they survive by feeding on the blood of their host. Some bacteria and viruses could be considered parasites. 1:2 Identify common illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites Bacterial Infections: Salmonellas/ food poisoning, tuberculosis/TB, MRSA, coccidiosis, food poisoning, dysentery, bronchitis, ear infections, tonsillitis. Viral
There are many different species of Algae which can range in size from microscopic to a couple meters long. Phytoplankton is at the bottom of the food chain and is eaten by small crustaceans which are called Zooplanktons. Zooplanktons are eaten by fish, invertebrates, mollusks, ducks, and turtles. • Plants: Around fifty species of food and shelter providing plants- Plants along with Algae provide the Rideau River with oxygen. Some of the plants in the Rideau River are carnivorous.
MY QUESTION WAS: How do crustaceans obtain oxygen and what do they eat? The largest member of the arthropod family is the subphylum (crustaceans). Shrimps, crabs, lobsters, prawns, and barnacles are all examples of crustaceans. There are almost 30,000 species of crustaceans worldwide. They live in sea or fresh water.
Parasites survive by feeding from its host. 1.2 Bacteria, common illnesses caused by bacteria are MRSA, Salmonella, Legionnaires disease, food poisoning, Pneumonia and Bronchitis. Viruses, common viruses are A common cold, measles, chicken pox and HIV. Fungi, common fungi are, Athletes foot, Ringworm and yeast infection. Parasites, common parasites are, Malaria and worms.
Although their venom isn’t not lethal to humans it is used to subdue and kill the prey, and they are also known to strangle their prey to death like the Boa Constrictor snakes. When this vicious snake feels threatened its first reaction is to lunge at the threatening object and attempt to bite. This snake is an above average breeder producing 4 to 12 eggs approximately twice a year. This reptile was introduced after World War II when the snake was accidently transported from the South Pacific to Guam allowing for the snake to introduce to other locations such as Florida unknowingly (Rodda, 1992). Since there are no natural predators present in