Zoology or Animal Biology

Zoology is the branch of biology that is concerned with the study of animals. The life, growth and classification of fauna in all living forms.

Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Bats

What sound does a bat make?

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Bats use the sounds they create in an important navigation method called echolocation, which lets them sense objects from the sound reflecting off of those objects. This requires their ears to be adapted to their voice, though their sounds are often unique pulses.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Ducks

How survive baby ducks without a mom duck?

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I had picked up a batch of 6 abandoned ducklings, What I did was I got a big silver water horse trough (rubbermaid will work also) It just has to be tall enough that they cant jump out! Anyway you fill the bottom about 1 Inch high with shavings. You have to have 2 automatic waters in the Trough Make sure the food is by the trough. Ducks dont have a gullet that can push the food down so they coat it with mud or dirt if it gets irritated so you have to have the food by the water or it could cut the inside of their throat or choke them. You feed them NON MEDICATED chick starter. If you give them medicated chick starter they go brain dead literally... Something in the medicated chick starter causes them to have seizures and they eventually die... But after they get bigger like I think it is after 4-5 months you can gradually start moving them up to Pellets... Never give them chicken scratch the corn gets stuck in their gullet. I know this is alot of information but it is what you have to do to keep them safe! Also be sure to put a heat lamp at both sides of the Trough high enough that they cant toutch it and burn themselves. Finally chicken wire over the top of the Trough if you are paranoid that they are gonna jump out of the trough at night... Make sure once they get their permies (big boy/girl feathers) that you take them to the vet to get clipped unless you want them to fly away! I hope this helps! -Love Okapi Yes, baby ducks in the wild can survive without their mother. Last year I observed a family of 7 where the mother was killed about one week after their birth. Immediately two ducklings took up the responsibility for watching the brood. They stood guard as their brothers and sisters ate, swam and slept. Unfortunately, due to some very hungry Blue Herons three of the seven were killed. The remaining four moved from thier birth pond to a safer location and lived out the rest of the summer eating and playing. The joined a group of adult mallards and migrated. I am expecting them return again this spring.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Alligators and Crocodiles

What are those really tiny crocodiles called?

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I think you're referring to caimans in your question. They look pretty similar to crocodiles and they can be as small as dogs. Caimans are actually miniature alligators, as they are part of the alligator family, Alligatoridae. There is another small crocodilian, the ghavial, which has a long, narrow snout. It doesn't look like a crocodile, though.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology

How do you get a wasp stinger out?

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just slide your finger along and it should brush out
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology

Can anyone give a topic for a biology investigatory project?

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Make Electricity from fruits Electromagnet projects Effect of Salt on Boiling Temperature of Water Do Detergents Affect Plant Growth? Battery Power Electric Motor/ Generator Wooden Generator Magnet Levitation Steam Engine, Steam Boat Simple magnet Levitation Clear or Opaque Do Plants grow better with sunlight or artificial light? Do Cooked Beans Grow? Is plant growth affected by the amount of light received? Make Electricity from a Potato Electricity and Conductivity Projects What Foods Contain Starch What effect does music have on plant growth? Water Electrolysis Will vitamins affect the growth of a plant? Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? How does table salt affect the boiling temperature of water? Which Types of Food Mold the Fastest? Creating Your Own Water Cycle How much water is in orange? Optical Instruments
Asked in Lobster, Zoology or Animal Biology, Nervous System

Do animals without a brain feel pain?

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NO They don't! No. People who's lost sensation in their limbs actually feel no pain in them, analysis shows that it's because the nerve connections have been severed from the brain.
Asked in Animal Life, Zoology or Animal Biology, Worms

What did segmentation first arise in the annelids as an adaptation for?

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Probably to make movement easier and/or quicker. Earthworms use it today to move easier through soil.
Asked in Science, Zoology or Animal Biology, Blood, Skeletal System

Where are blood cells born?

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Red and white blood cells are both made in the bone marrow in mostly long bones (femur,humerus).
Asked in Biology, Zoology or Animal Biology, Cell Biology (cytology)

Do cells eliminate large wastes by exocytosis?

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Yes, exocytosis is one way of removing waste.Only some animals and protozoans can eliminate wastes by exocytosis .
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Animal Life

What animal has the longest and sharpest nails?

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Aye-Aye probably (compared to it's body size)
Asked in Biology, Zoology or Animal Biology, Microbiology

What four things do aerobic organisms require to make energy for life?

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Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and light as an energy source. These are needed for the process of photosynthesis - which produces glucose.
Asked in Biology, Zoology or Animal Biology, Cell Biology (cytology)

Does a cheek cell have a cell wall?

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No. Since it is an animal cell, there is no need for a cell wall.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Zoologists, Parrots

What is the usual color of Kakariki parrots?

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The usual color of Kakariki parrots is green, but there are some yellow parrots too, as a result of mating with other parrot species.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology

What is the importance of classifying things?

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The importance of classifying things is to keep track of what animals we know about so when we find more organisms, we know what type of animal it is
Asked in Care of Reptiles, Zoology or Animal Biology, Snakes

How do snakes and alligators move?

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alligators use their 2 legs and 4 legs, and snakes use their muscle to move side wind, serpentine, cerpintone, or straight moving.
Asked in Science, Biology, Zoology or Animal Biology, Nervous System

Is a nerve an organ?

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Yes nerve is an organ of nervous system ., Each nerve is a cordlike structure that contains many axons. These axons are often referred to as 'fibres'. Within a nerve, each axon is surrounded by a layer of connective tissue called the endoneurium. The axons are bundled together into groups called fascicles, and each fascicle is wrapped in a layer of connective tissue called the perineurium. Finally, the entire nerve is wrapped in a layer of connective tissue called the epineurium.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Flying Mammals, Bats

Why don't mega bats need to use echolocation?

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Megabats need to use it because they don't eat insects.
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How does migration help animals survive?

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Migration allows animals to avoid unfavorable conditions, follow resources, allows for year-round activity (avoid hibernation), and may help complete the reproductive cycle.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Garden Insects

Who discovered how honey bees make honey?

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Honey has been a part of human culture for over 10,000 years and it's pretty well-known, especially to anyone close to the honey making process that it's the nectar from flowers, mixed with regurgitated bee saliva and enzymes that makes the honey. It's very unlikely any one person in recorded history can be credited with "discovering" how honey was produced. As far back as the 5th Egyptian dynasty (about 2,500 BC), there are Egyptian hieroglyphs that depict people using smoke to harvest honeycombs, meaning, by that point they were keeping their own bees (beekeepers as a profession), as opposed to harvesting it in the wild. One can only speculate by that time they were aware that bees left the hive and returned with the nectar and residual pollen to make the honey. It's virtually impossible to know if at that point they were aware the worker bees were regurgitating the pollen mixed with bee saliva and enzymes to create the honey but it's very doubtful more than another thousand years would go by without them witnessing first hand the bees producing the honey, as you can see this regurgitation process with the naked eye. (there are many videos on the internet of this process and it's easy to see the bees regurgitating honey with the naked eye, so you have to assume any people that worked closely with bees back even thousands of years would have witnessed this process for themselves).
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology

What are examples of diploblastic animals?

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Al jellyfish are diploblastic; having two dermal lawyers. Ectoderm and endoderm.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology

What animal has the highest blood pressure?

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The giraffe. It takes a lot of pressure to get blood all the way up to their brain, also they only sleep 5 minutes per day.
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Alligators and Crocodiles

Do alligators have uvulas?

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i dont know why dont you go in and check