S3E88 Cube chatShaala: Exploring new ways of Learning

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Timing:5.30 pm to 9.30 pm

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04th February 2021
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How to identify Zebra fish? What are the reasearch questions that cubists are addressing in Zebra fish? Why Zebra fish?.

Where we can found zebra fish in Environment? How do we Culture zebra fishes at home?

How to get Dechlorinated water?.why there’s need of Dechlorinated water? How often there’s need to change water to maintain zebra fishes?.
How do we identify fruit fly? How fruit fly is different from house fly?

Aswathy’s main objective is to compare olfaction sensitivity in between CsBz Drosophila melanogaster and native Drosophila melanogaster

Aswathy divided long term objective in to short term objective and immediate objectives.

How to identify fruit fly at family level? What are the diagnostic features we should be looking for?
Is it necessary to use dead flies in order to look wing features? Is it necessary to take out the wing from fruit fly body? Or we can also look features in an intact wing?.
Fruit fly wing photo from one of the single line Cultures from Sidhy’s home lab…

Where all the three features are visible that Aswathy and her collaborators are trying to look to identify fruit fly at family level Drosophilidae

  1. Two breaks in coastal vein
  2. Incomplete subcostal vein
  3. Anal cell

Fruit fly wing photo from Single line Culture (RNSL-A) maintain by Man, Masih and Rechel.

First break in costal vein is not that much visible but incomplete subcostal and anal cell very much seen…
Close photo of the same wing where we had discussed what’s an Anal cell? Is it a close compartment? If yes than which one is the Anal cell?.

Blue color mark on the wing shows the presence of Anal cell or is it the inner compartment which is an Anal cell?..

Aswathy and collaborators please provide a good reference regarding the same…
Moina or water fleas
Aswathy got water fleas from one of the nearby fish farm and has been maintained in a stock Culture…

But many water fleas were found carrying Ephippia

What all are research question we can address in Ephippia?. water fleas can switch the mode of reproduction from asexual to sexual reproduction in unfavorable conditions which leads to form Ephippia but Ephippia requires Favourable condition in order to hatch.

An experimental design was made to observe how many water fleas will hatch out from one Ephippia?.

Do unfavorable conditions unable Ephippia to hatch out?. Aswathy will be maintaining unfavorable conditions and would be observing in order to prove that Ephippia requires Favourable condition…

317th day of CUBE ChatShaala: 4th February 2021
22 CUBists from 20 Centres had joined the webinar

Nellore: Anuhya Mucheli, Mounika, Srivalli

Sonari: Susanta Tanti

Dyal Singh College: Dr P. Chitralekha

Kokar, Ranchi: Man Masih Beck
Morabadi, Ranchi: Rechel Tirkey

Thriprayar, Thrissur: Aswathy Suresh
SN College, Nattika: Seethalakshmi CR
Palakkad: Sukanya P

South Bombay: Arunan MC
Nerul: Drishtant M Kawale
Adarsha Vidyalaya, Chembur: Gautam Mourya
Thane: Hitesh Pareek
Mahad, Raigad: Manasi Prasad
Mumbai: Neelam Bhattarai
Bandra, Mumbai: Saida Sayyed
Kalyan: Shivam Kumar Sriwas
Panvel, Mumbai: Shraddha Sonavane

Moradabad: Kiran Yadav

Kolkata: Batul Pipewala
Garden High School, Kalyani: Koulab Mukherjee