How can you get rid of water striders?
Why would you want to? They are harmless and a sign that the pond is a healthy ecosystem. Anything you added to the water would likely harm everything there.
Asked in Pest Control, DIY Projects
How do you get rid of water striders in a backyard pool?
Asked in Animal Life
What are the bugs called that glide across the water?
Asked in Spiders
What are the bugs that look like spiders on water?
Asked in Insects
What are the insects that use their skin to walk across thd surface of the stream?
Asked in Science
Is soap the only substance that can break the waters surface tension?
Asked in Science
Why can water striders slide over the surface of water?
Due to the unusually strong cohesive forces between water molecules, water has an unusually high surface tension. Water striders take advantage of this surface tension by "walking" over the water and able to not break through the surface of the water. As a classic example of form fits function, the light body weight and thin legs of the water strider further aid it in doing this.
Asked in Biology, Insects, Arthropods
Why are water striders classified as arthropods?
Water striders are classified as arthropods because of characteristics shared in common with other arthropods. It's important to remember the arthropod phylum (Arthropoda) is a very broad categorization of living things, characterized by jointed limbs, segmented bodies, and a hard exoskeleton. It includes all the insects. Water striders are considered "true bugs" or Hemiptera, along with aphids, shield bugs and leaf-hoppers; their order is classified below Insecta (the insect class).