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?
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Ducks
How survive baby ducks without a mom duck?
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.
What are those really tiny crocodiles called?
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
Can anyone give a topic for a biology investigatory project?
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Asked in Animal Life, Zoology or Animal Biology, Worms
What did segmentation first arise in the annelids as an adaptation for?
What four things do aerobic organisms require to make energy for life?
Is a nerve an organ?
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, Garden Insects
Who discovered how honey bees make honey?
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).