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Tuburculosis 10-26-2007 08:04 PM

Planaria
 
Anyone ever done anything with these? Our teacher said we will later this year. They are little worms. fun to cut open. lol.

mazuac 11-03-2007 11:08 PM

O_o Never heard of them. Do explain?

Tuburculosis 11-06-2007 07:57 PM

They are little, short worms. this big: ee. if that. if you cut them in half, they live on as 2 planaria. cut the head open, they still live on.

Stentor 11-07-2007 12:12 AM

Take that little flatworms
 
They can't survive a hearty mincing however...

Tuburculosis 12-07-2007 07:09 PM

Yeah, a quarter of the head or something is required for it to live...

Stentor 12-08-2007 01:03 AM

Not exactly
 
One can cut them into thirds and the three pieces will turn into new planaria--so two of the pieces have no head parts. I believe it is more that they need a large enough segment of every system, but it has been awhile since I have dealt with them.

mazuac 08-23-2008 10:53 AM

Ohh~! I've never touched a Planaria! But it almost seems that each time you cut it, and wait awhile, the body will regenerate totally on both of the cut of parts of the body o-0! HOW AWESOME! O:

ultra T4 05-20-2009 05:43 PM

i shall cut worms!
 
i want some of those planiria

giardia_2 06-06-2009 09:39 AM

We dissected frogs and pigs!

Hermes888 04-16-2010 07:04 AM

I saw Daphnia, Red-Blood Cells, and Amoeba, a Hydra (COOLEST MICROBE EVER!!!), a Planaria, some Vinegar Eels, and some other cool creatures under the microscope last year.


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