A flea also has spines around its head and mouth — the number and shape vary according to the flea’s species. The mouth itself is adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Several mouthparts come together to form a needlelike drinking tube.
How a flea operates;Two sawlike laciniae cut the skin. They also fit together to form a saliva channel. The epipharynx Read more →
When I was assigned the crocodile and plover bird, the first thing that came to mind was a childhood picture book.
The main characters are Bill the Crocodile and his “toothbrush” friend Pete the bird. How they help each other seemed to be the perfect representation of the win-win relationship the animals have with each other.
After observing the Plover bird Read more →
I’m paired up with Yinghui for this assignment, and the pair of creatures we got were the fire sea urchin (mine), and the urchin crab (Yinghui)!
As there are a number of urchins who look like they’re on fire ahaha, I decided on the astropyga radiata, who are well-known for being ferried about by carrier crabs
range of motion and anatomy
Couldn’t find a Read more →
Of the nearly 30 species of clownfish, there are two types commonly referred to as the orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula and Ocellaris). The percula clownfish is distinguished by its vivid orange colour with distinctive white bands outlined in black.
All clownfish are born male. As they mature, they usually pair off with another clownfish, and the dominant individual becomes a female. The Read more →
ANT x APHID
The relationship between aphids and ants is symbiotic in that both receive some benefit from the arrangement.
Aphids are also known as plant lice, they are very small sap-sucking insects that collect the sugar-rich fluids from host plants.
Aphids consume large quantities of a plant to gain adequate nutrition. They then excrete Read more →
look in the mirror
RANGE OF MOTION
When the sea anemone closes its mouth, the water in the gut cavity acts as a hydrostatic skeleton, enabling it to expand longer and thinner or shorter and fatter or to bend in any direction.
2 key senses for survival
Sense of touch: The tentacles are armed with numerous cnidocytes that are triggered by the slightest touch, firing nematocysts to Read more →
This post is a compilation of my research for the last project, In the Eyes of Kinetic Beasts. I will be working with JJ this time and the animals that we got are the dog and the flea. I will be researching more on the dog!
Content:Symbiosis between the dog and flea Range of movement 2 key senses Body language
What is symbiosis?
Symbiosis Read more →
A description of a crocodile and plover bird’s perspective, senses and movements.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfcUXdWIyaA
The King looks for lunch (03:58)
The Billabong King Crocodile is a massive creature, scaring the little crocodiles in the river with his status as the alpha crocodile. He stares into the murky water, Read more →