Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Aquatic Organisms and new Mammal

Well I've finally got all of my specimens labeled.  Now today my partner should be bringing in his list and we'll see what we've got.  Here's my list so far:

#1. Elasmopus perctinicrus (Scud)

#2. Jaera nordmonni (Aquatic Sowbug)

#3. Arctopsyche ladogensis (Caddisfly Larva)

#4. Thermonectus sp. (Predaceous Diving Beetle)

#5. Culiseta Incidens (Fish Pond Mosquito larva)

#6. Hirudo medicinalis (Leech) 

#7. Libellula saturata (Dragonfly larva)

#8. Glyphodes microta (Pyralid Caterpillar)

#9. Gerris givviffer (Water Strider)

#10. Enallagma cyathigerum (Damselfly larva)

So that's where we are so far, I'm sure there are some that are repeated so we'll have to "fish" for some more.  It's quite a project! 

We also got our steers yesterday at the careers center so I got mine picked out and in his own pen.  Below is a picture of him.  I'm sure there will be many more coming!  Any great name ideas?

Have a great day!



Jenna said...

Skipping past the big names...grin...!
I LOVE your steer!!! Seeing him makes me really wish that I could do one with my hogs, but oh well!

Can't wait to see more pictures:):)
Love ya!

Josh said...

The aquatic organism project your doing, is totally up my alley!

Question here: Can you pronounce the Latin names of these organisms?!
Your steer looks great!(the head shot) How much does he weigh?

I'm so looking forward to this weekend;)Can't wait to see you!

goatmilker said...

Sam kinda sounds like a good name.

The Myers Family said...

I think its name should be Otis. My first steer that I took was black and that was his name. He was a teddy bear.