* lanaria belong to the phylum, Platyhelminthes, (flatworms). * They are a free-living, flat bodied, freshwater creatures that exhibit the remarkable ability *
to regenerate their lost body parts. * It lives in lakes, streams, ponds, and other freshwater bodies * The planarian is non-parasitic, and eats decaying meat. * The body includes: *
a simple nervous system that includes a 'brain'
an internal reproductive system
a blind gut branching through the body
an excretory system that includes specialized cells called 'flame cells' * They can be conditioned to respond to stimuli, display the ability to master a two-choice maze, *
and can transfer the memory of training from one individual to another. Use only 'spring water' or 'pond water', not distilled water ( it doesn't contain any of the minerals and nutrients they need to survive) or tap water (the chlorine or flouride etc. that's in tap water will kill them) Feed them little bits of hard cooked 'egg yolk' every few days - to a week at most. Some varieties will eat liver or tubifex worms, but that's very smelly and messy. Don't feed them at all during their mating season during February-March. After you feed them (let them eat for about 30 minutes - 1 hour at most) make sure you change their water (rinse them off carefully) and add fresh water. This prevents any uneaten food from decaying and dirtying the culture. They also create a 'slime' that needs to be removed. Keep them at a reasonable room temperature (68-72 degrees). Do not refidgerate them. Do not expose them to harsh light. In fact, keep them in the dark for most of the time; maybe in the container they came in with a lid (loosley closed) and store it in a closed cupboard. They are sensitive to extremes of light, temperature, and ph. Being such sensitive creatures, when you begin your experiments, any changes you may make in their environment should be the smallest that you can measure.
The link i used: http://www.planarians.org/ by:Jonathan © 1996-2006
No, planaria do not have an exoskeleton
Planaria are in the kingdom Animalia
The planaria class is Turbellaria
planaria eat decaying meat.
Planaria belong to the kingdom Animalia.
A planaria belongs to the phylum Platyhelminthes.
Planaria are type of animals. Animals are not photosynthetic
sp refers to a planaria where the actual species is undetermined...or sometimes because several species of planaria have similar appearance or behavior and have been used in a study.
Planaria feed on live or dead small animals.
Planaria exist only in fresh waters.
Usually a planaria regeneration experiment involves cutting the planaria into different parts. The head can be separated from the tail or the planaria can be cut lengthwise, etc. After cutting the planaria, it will be observed for few days noting how the organism regenerate its lost body parts. Read more on planaria regeneration on t he link provided below.
No, planaria are a type of flatworm and are not considered a bacteria. But, planaria are good for the ecosystem- so maybe it would be like a good type of bacteria that contributes to the functioning of the human body as it the planaria would fo the Earth. You sould really look up planaria, there are pictures and more.
The planaria scientific name is called Planariidae. It is not a species so the binomial name could not be determined. Planaria are non-parasitic flatworms.
It would divide into two planaria.
The maximum recorded lifespan of a planaria is 1.167 years There is no definite answer for its lifespan
Planaria is actually freshwater flat worms. The body is usually flat, thin, and smooth.
Planaria falls under the kingdom of animalia. so some would be heterotrophic, multicellular, and eukaryotic.
Planaria ingest food through a flexible tube-like pharynx that it can stick out from the middle of it's ventral side. The mouth is located at the end of this tube. The planaria sucks food in through this tube.