Set contains five slides...
- Earthworm This is what it would look like if you cut the worm in half and looked inside.
- Planaria Notice the two eyes of this common non parasitic flatworm that swims with you in fresh water streams and ponds.
- Ant These common insects can lift 20 times their own body weight. Ants use their antennae for their sense of smell as well as touch.
- Mosquito Legs Notice the joints in the legs and the hair (which, by the way, is not real hair).
- Honeybee Mouth The mandibles (jaws) are suspended from the head at the sides of the mouth. They are used in handling objects, manipulating pollen and in contact with other bees. The long part sticking out is the tube used for feeding on nectar.
Did you know...
- Earthworms are both male and female, but must mate with another earthworm. An earthworm can grow a new tail but not a new head.
- Planaria can regenerate into a new planaria when cut into pieces, no matter how small the piece.
- If a person could run as fast as an ant does for his size, he could be as fast as a racehorse.
- Mosquitos are born in water and typically live their whole life within 300 feet of their birth place.
- The female (worker) bees literally work themeselves to death! They live 4-9 months in the winter, only SIX WEEKS during the hard working summer months.
- The male bees (drones) are only kept around the hive in the summer to mate with the queen, during the winter they are kicked out of the hive.