BLOODWORM’S

COLLEGE NAME: CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE ,ITPL

ABOUT THE SAMPLE: SCIENTIFIC NAME: MIDGE FLY LARVAE
DATE OF COLLECTION: 17/07/2019, FROM A LOCAL FISH STORE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 18/07/2019, IN THE BIOLOGY LAB USING A FOLDSCOPE.

STUDENTS INVOLVED: VISHAL AVINASH, “XI” A,

CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE, ITPL.

THE BLOOD WORMS WERE PLACED ON A GLASS SLIDE, COVERED IT WITH A COVER SLIP AND VIEWED UNDER A FOLDSCOPE USING NATURAL LIGHT FOR LIGHT SOURCE.

 THE FOLLOWING WAS OBSERVED:

  1. BLOODWORMS HAVE A CREAMY PINK COLOR, AS THEIR PALE SKIN ALLOWS THEIR RED BODY FLUIDS THAT CONTAIN HEMOGLOBIN TO SHOW THROUGH.

2. AT THE ‘HEAD’, BLOODWORMS HAVE FOUR SMALL ANTENNAE AND SMALL FLESHY PROJECTIONS CALLED PARAPODIA RUNNING DOWN THEIR BODIES.

3. MIDGE FLY LARVAE ARE THIN, WITH CYLINDRICAL (NOT FLATTENED), SLIGHTLY CURVED, SEGMENTED BODIES. THESE WORMLIKE LARVAE OF FLIES HAVE A DISTINCTLY SEPARATE HEAD, WHICH IS TYPICALLY DARKER THAN THE REST OF THE BODY.

THE SHRIMP BELONGS :

 KINGDOM: ANIMALIA

ORDER: DIPTERA

FAMILY: CHIRONOMIDAE



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