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AnthraxGuy
06-23-2006, 08:33 PM
We've already got E. coli and yeast, how about some more of the standard model organisms? I know some of them aren't microbes, but it would be neat. How about... Drosophila, C. elegans, Xenopus, Zebrafish... Any other ideas?

kskerr
06-25-2006, 01:58 PM
It would be a cool series even if some are not technically microbes :D

Giardia
06-30-2006, 10:06 PM
Any enlarged versions of microscopics are good enough for me...maybe some blood platlets...

mazuac
09-17-2006, 05:04 PM
platlets? what the heck is a platlete?

kskerr
09-17-2006, 05:43 PM
It is in the blood and is a clotting factor for when a blood vessel is damaged, those are what came and fill up the hole so you do not bleed to death from a paper cut. Hemophiliacs are defective in platelets and that is why they need blood transfusions and such when they get a cut, for both blood loss and because it gives them platelets so they can form a scab.

Tuburculosis
09-17-2006, 05:44 PM
its a blood cell in scabs.

Pollock II
09-17-2006, 10:32 PM
It would be a cool series even if some are not technically microbes :D

Indeed! I mean, look at the Critters.

kskerr
09-18-2006, 12:43 PM
Yes, you have a point, just as long as they are not labeled as microbes I guess and as long as they still come out with microbes! Don't want them to lose focus and start making boring toys, I want bacteria :D!

mazuac
09-18-2006, 03:14 PM
yes, me 2! bacyeria ROKS MY SOKS! my science teacher had a friend who was a homophioliac... he was in the army and got a small cut on his foot that he didn't know about... and he fell asleep.. and bleed top death...

kskerr
09-18-2006, 06:36 PM
yes, me 2! bacyeria ROKS MY SOKS! my science teacher had a friend who was a homophioliac... he was in the army and got a small cut on his foot that he didn't know about... and he fell asleep.. and bleed top death...

Odd that they let him in...

Pollock II
09-18-2006, 07:08 PM
*nods* usually they won't let you in if you have a condition that severe, especially if you're gaurenteed to get wounded!

kskerr
09-18-2006, 07:10 PM
And in training alone you are pretty much guaranteed to get wounded!

Pollock II
09-18-2006, 07:12 PM
I knew a girl here at school who is in the ROTC thing, and she was scaling a wall on the obstacle course, slipped (since it was in the rain) and broke her collar bone. The rest of her team got a crash course in taking care of a wounded soldier.

kskerr
09-18-2006, 07:21 PM
That had to be embarrassing!

Tuburculosis
09-19-2006, 03:55 PM
wow.it must have been.

Pollock II
09-19-2006, 05:00 PM
That had to be embarrassing!

She said at first it was, but then she saw how quickly they all came to her aid, and she felt a little better.

Tuburculosis
09-19-2006, 05:23 PM
ok,if she wasnt dead,its ok.;) ;) ;) ;)

mazuac
09-19-2006, 05:28 PM
if i broke something, i wouldn't be embaressed... i slipped off the monkey bars and broke the 2 bones in my right arm, b/c i am right handed. i borke the ulna and the radius. well, anyways, i was scared b/c i couldn;t move my arms and it looked like an S... i almost need surgery b.c i almost broke my wrist two...

kskerr
09-19-2006, 10:44 PM
I'm always embarrassed if I hurt myself, especially is someone sees me do it, just how I am I guess. Once as a deli clerk I had this cup holder thing (heavy plastic thing) fall on my foot right as I was asking a customer what they wanted, it went "Hi may I..." thing drops on foot, I bite my lip, hop on one foot in a circle, finish the circle, "help you." She could hear the crash as did my coworker, they just stared at me for a few seconds as I pretended it never happened. As if I was going to cry or scream or something, yeah right!

Pollock II
09-19-2006, 11:56 PM
The other day I was at Wal-Mart with my roomie, who was buying a pack of clothes hangers. I grabbed another pair for her and I wacked myself in the eye in front of two Wal-Mart employees. They looked really shocked and scared at first, but then I burst out laughing and they hesitantly began to laugh too. YOu know, that nervous "should I really be laughing?" sort of giggle.

kskerr
09-20-2006, 12:44 AM
The other day I was at Wal-Mart with my roomie, who was buying a pack of clothes hangers. I grabbed another pair for her and I wacked myself in the eye in front of two Wal-Mart employees. They looked really shocked and scared at first, but then I burst out laughing and they hesitantly began to laugh too. YOu know, that nervous "should I really be laughing?" sort of giggle.

Ouch, hits to the eye hurt! I ran into a sign in front of my Bubbie last time I went to see them, I usually wear my hair up but had decided to leave if down for once and was messing with it and all of a sudden a sign wacked me in the head. She freaked and was concerned, I pretended it was nothing and since I had bangs at the time that hid the bump and cut. They say the more educated you are the less common sense you have, I think I am an example of that, not much longer and I will have to have someone escort me around so I don't walk into trees or something!

Tuburculosis
09-20-2006, 06:11 AM
im allways embaressed when i hurt myself.but when i hit my leg lightly on the taable,my grandmqa gos "ohh!are you ok?!??!do you need a bandaid?!ikl rub it!"
it gets vvery annoying because it didnt even hurt.

Pollock II
09-20-2006, 08:32 AM
Ouch, hits to the eye hurt! I ran into a sign in front of my Bubbie last time I went to see them, I usually wear my hair up but had decided to leave if down for once and was messing with it and all of a sudden a sign wacked me in the head. She freaked and was concerned, I pretended it was nothing and since I had bangs at the time that hid the bump and cut. They say the more educated you are the less common sense you have, I think I am an example of that, not much longer and I will have to have someone escort me around so I don't walk into trees or something!

I once tried to catapult a snail over our back fence, so I laid a shovel across a brick and put the snail on the metal part of the shovel and I stomped on the handle. Well, the snail rolled off, and the shovel came up and hit me square in the middle of my forhead!! My dad was like "Oh man are you ok!?" and I jsut stood there dazed for a while and then I started laughing.

For about 2 weeks I had a huge purple lump on my forhead, like I was some kind of nubby unicorn.

Tuburculosis
09-20-2006, 01:57 PM
has anyone gotten popups saying that wat you are posting is being sent and may be read by a third party?:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

kskerr
09-20-2006, 06:08 PM
has anyone gotten popups saying that wat you are posting is being sent and may be read by a third party?

Nope.

I once tried to use a pair of suspenders to make a sling shot or something (that is what happens when your really sweet and well meaning aunt gets you cordy pants with matching suspenders for Christmas), and so I hooked them to the door knob (not sure why), and pulled back as far as I could. The clasps did not take the force so they came flying at me, wacking me on the head and giving me a nasty cut (they were metal clasps), still have a scar from that smart move ;). I was probably 6-8 or something like that. I know not to let my potential offspring not have suspenders, lol! Of course anything became a potential weapon or hazard with my sisters and I, my niece is even worse and she younger and does not have two helpers :eek:!

mazuac
09-20-2006, 06:25 PM
once i ate something and barfed it up...

Tuburculosis
09-20-2006, 06:48 PM
i did to.its poping up all the time!

mazuac
09-20-2006, 07:27 PM
whats popping up? you barfing?